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Man drowned, Benjamin Feecus, 1858

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A Man Drowned.
We learned from a Correspondent that on Tuesday night, the 16th inst, a man named BENJAMIN FEECUS, a hand employed on the lime-boat of Messrs. CALLAN & RICHTER, was drowned at the Four Locks in this county. The facts appear to be these:—

He had gone ahead of the Boat to see if the lock was ready, and was standing on the back wall as the boat entered the lock; he then got on the boat, and stepped on a small lose hatch, which gave way, and he fell head foremost into the lock, and after rising once, sunk to the bottom, it was fully three-quarters of an hour before he could be taken out of the water, when every thing was done that could be to restore him, but in vain. He was a very steady, industrious young man and liked by all who knew him. It is said his friends live in Franklin County, Pa.


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Washington County Free Library

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1830-1940

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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