Portsmouth, NH Knife Accident, Mar 1898

A Bad Wound

Thomas O. Quinn of the schooner Grace Choate met with a serious accident on board that vessel early this morning. He was busily engaged in cutting up bait for his travels when the knife he was using slipped and cut a wicked gash in his left hand, nearly severing the thumb. He was taken to Dr. William O. Junkins' office where the hand was dressed and the man made as comfortable as possible. It was found necessary to take five stitches to close the wound from which the blood was flowing in a regular stream.

Quinn came here from Halifax, N. S., and has only been here a short time.

The Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 8 Mar 1898