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The audio recordings and transcripts relating to the drowning of three men in the Blanche River (also known as the "White River" at the time of the accident) were from second hand accounts.

Articles from the New Liskeard Speaker newspaper at the time provided information that differed slightly from what was provided in the audio recordings and transcripts. The articles about the accident are included below, and contain the spelling from the original documents.

New Liskeard Speaker, pg. 5 - Friday June 22, 1906

Triple Drowning - Early last week five young men living in the vicinity of the second crossing of the White River were reported to have been upset out of a canoe at the rapids, and three of the five are said to have been drowned. Up to time of going to press we have not been able to learn whether any of the bodies were recovered.

New Liskeard Speaker, pg. 8 - Friday June 29, 1906

Englehart - The Bodies of the Russian immigrants drowned in the White River on the 13th of June, have been recovered and interred. Their names were Benj. Perkins, aged 44; Moses Perkins, his son, aged 22; and Samuel Hoffman, aged 18. The latter had been living in Toronto, and was drowned the day he reached Englehart. No inquest, but Mr. Hugh, J.P., reported the facts to Coroner Field.


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