The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Commercial Advertiser (Oswego, NY), Nov. 15, 1872 Friday

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Lake Accident- A Man Drowned.

We learn for Capt. Samuel Edwards of the schooner Mary, of Whitby, of the drowning of a man named Hugh Grimple on Wednesday night last. A very heavy sea was running, and when some seven miles off Genesee light, at about 7:30 o'clock in the evening of the 13th inst., in the attempt to wear ship the man Grimple was knocked overboard and drowned. It would have been impossible for any boat to live with the gale that was blowing, and having but two other men aboard, the captain felt that to lower one would be but to place their lives in jeopardy.

Last night the schooner was damaged, having her fore gaff top sail, and fore sail badly torn, which materially detained her, so that she did not arrive here until 2 o'clock this morning.

Grimple was a Scotchman by birth, and had a family living somewhere in Canada.

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Commercial Advertiser (Oswego, NY), Nov. 15, 1872 Friday