This morning as four men were at work on the wheel of the steamer Spartan, lying at the foot of Johnson Street, when the staging which supported them gave way, and they were precipitated into the water. Three of them were kept afloat by planks, and were quickly rescued in a wet state. But the fourth, Daniel Chisholm, was a long time in the water, and when rescued with the aid of a boat he was unconscious. He was at once taken to a house near the wharf near the wharf, where restoratives were applied, at first with such success that he became conscious, and recognized and spoke to his wife and friends. He went off into a sleep, and died almost without a warning, from the exhaustion and exposure to which he had been subjected. The termination of the accident was as unexpected as it was melancholy. He has been the oldest pilot on the Royal Mail Line, and one of the oldest on the lake. As a proof of this: 26 years ago today he sailed into this harbor with the str. St. George from Toronto. His loss is a crushing blow to his wife and family, and is regretted by all the shipping community.
Whig, Jan. 12, 1874 [copied from Gananoque Reporter, Jan. 17, 1874]
]NOTES[1874 BRITISH WHIG
(available on microfilm at Kingston Public Library)
Jan. 1-15, 1874