The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
New York Herald, 24 May 1898

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Hugh McKay, a veteran engineer, who lived at No. 67 Russell street, Brooklyn, died last Saturday in Coney Island. Although seventy-two years old, Mr. McKay offered his services to the Secretary of the Navy at the commencement of the war with Spain. He feared his age might be a bar to his acceptance, and the anxiety from this is said to have augmented the chronic heart trouble which ended his life. He planned and operated the first boat to be propelled by steam on the Erie Canal.

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24 May 1898
Richard Palmer
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 40.722713916157 Longitude: -73.9441297512817
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New York Herald, 24 May 1898