The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 16, 1847

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p.2 Floating Balance Dock - J.S. Gilbert's Balance Dock in U.S.A.

p.3 A Lamentable Occurrence - (part) Capt. John Kirk of the Caledonia, recently laid up at this port, accompanied by Capt. Chisholm, of the British Queen, went on board of his vessel early on Tuesday morning last, for the purpose of unbending some sails - being unable to do so without further help, Capt. Chisholm went on shore to procure it. In the interim, whether from making a false step on the side of his vessel in endeavouring to reach something, or from losing his hold, he fell over the side, upon the newly formed ice, which broke to pieces - his cries being heard by some boys who were skating, information was immediately carried to Mr. Ives, who, getting a rope, with others, ran at once to his assistance, as also, by this time, Capt. Chisholm who was returning on board; but before either party could reach the unfortunate man, he had disappeared......(Verdict of drowned accidentally.)

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 16, 1847