The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 4, 1840


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p.3 Melancholy Catastrophe - By a gentleman from Consecon, we learn that on Monday the 26th ult., seven persons went to fish on the fishing ground bordering on Weller's Bay, near Presqu' Isle; three of them were intoxicated when they left the shore, and they had a jug of whisky with them. By some accident, the boat was upset, and 6 of the seven sunk to rise no more. A young man named Terry succeeded in reaching the shore, after having remained on the bottom of the boat (which had a slip-keel,) for 29 or 30 hours. Three of the unfortunate individuals have left families to mourn their premature deaths. The names of the persons drowned are - Cudlip, Harris, Linton, Churons ?, Rosebury, and Chase; their christian names our informant did not know. [Herald]


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Date of Original:
Nov. 4, 1840
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KN.1713
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 4, 1840