The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser, 30 March 1849

Crossing the Tamar

The following inquest has lately been held by Mr Gilbert Hamley, Deputy Coroner for the Eastern Division:- On Monday week at Calstock, on the bodies of two men, named Pascoe and Polkinhorne, miners at Laherooe Wheal Maria mine. It appeared that with thirteen other miners they got into a boat, which was kept for the purpose of conveying them across the Tamar; and they had proceeded in the boat only a few feet when she grounded and suddenly filled; on which the men became alarmed, and rising, were capsized into the river. Verdict, "accidentally drowned".