The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday Nov. 20, 1877

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Capt. J. H. Gibbs Drowned -_ Saturday night, a telegram was received from Port Sanilac, Lake Huron, saying "Capt. Gibbs was drowned on the morning of the 15th. I started for Port Huron with the body-What shall I do with it." Later, John Dunn, Esq., received a despatch from Winslow, that the bark Twilight was wrecked on Rock Falls and Capt. Gibbs was drowned. Rock Falls is on Lake Huron about half way between Point Au Barques and Port Huron.

Capt. J.H. Gibbs was one of the oldest captains out of this port, having been master for nearly thirty years. No man on the whole chain of lakes was more respected that he; kind and fatherly to his crew; careful and judicious is the management of his vessel, and exemplary in his character either ashore or afloat. He died as he lived respected by all. It is indeed a sad blow to his family, so suddenly bereft of a kind father and an affectionate husband, the body will be brought here for internment.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday Nov. 20, 1877