7 December 2014

George Stronach, master of sloop Mariner

On the 19th inst. a coroner's inquest was held at Newcastle, on the body of Geo. Stronach, master of the sloop Mariner, of Garmouth, who was unfortunately killed by falling off an arched foot road, leading down the south shore, Gateshead.  He had been at the sign of the Lion (which is not twenty yards from the place) the Wednesday night preceding, and left the house about nine o'clock, to go on board of his sloop then lying in the river, and though almost immediately taken back to the Lion, and the assistance of a surgeon very soon obtained, he only survived a few hours.  - Verdict accidental death.  This dangerous pass is immediately to be buttressed, and put in such a state as to prevent similar accidents in future.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 7th December 1814.

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