Shooting Star, The
DESCRIPTION: A Halifax policeman is murdered on board of the Shooting Star. He has a summons for the captain but sailor Burdell stabs him. The captain and ship get away but "they caught Burdel at Boston and gave him fourteen years"
EARLIEST DATE: 1883 (Smith/Hatt)
KEYWORDS: homicide prison ship police sailor
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Smith/Hatt, pp. 74-75, "The Shooting Star" (1 text)
NOTES: "The affair of the 'Shooting Star' took place in Halifax, November 1861. Policeman's name was Gardner ... stabbed by Edgar Burdell.... vessel ... ran ashore below George's Island & Burdell was arrested." (Source: Smith/Hatt) - BS
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