The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 28, 1880

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p.3 The Late Captain Farrell - At 2 o'clock today Capt. Farrell, who left the steamer Corinthian in consequence of illness (inflamation of the bowels,) died at the British American Hotel. This morning, the case being worse, the wife of deceased was telegraphed, but she had hardly received the message before her husband expired in presence of Mr. J. Swift and the hotel porter. But a few moments previously Mr. J. Meagher, of the P.O. Inspector's Department, called to see the sufferer, who smiled a recognition but did not speak. The announcement of the captain's death caused much regret. It is some 48 years since Capt. Farrel came from Ireland to Kingston first, and here he resided for a number of years. He has been connected with the Mail Line for 33 years, his whole marine service excepting the four seasons during which he sailed the strs. Boston and Ottawa, belonging to Mr. J. Meagher. He was a brother of the late Bishop Farrell, of Hamilton, and leaves a wife but no children. He suffered severely for many years from rheumatism. Personally he was very popular.

Marine News.

The arrivals today were not numerous. The forwarders are taking a rest after last week's work.

The yacht Countess of Dufferin came in on Saturday evening, and is lying off the shipyard. She has a pleasure party aboard bound for the Gulf.

The sch. Nellie Hunter left on Saturday evening for Fairport with 342 tons of iron ore.

The prop Acadia passed down yesterday. She will begin her trip with lighthouse supplies on the 5th of July, starting west from Montreal.

Wind Wafts - The schrs. Marie Annette and Persia passed through the Welland Canal for Kingston on Saturday.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 28, 1880