The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., May 30, 1876

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An Old Sailor Gone

A telegram was received in this city today stating that Captain John Redfield, formerly of this city, died in Chicago last night. At one time no captain on the lakes had a brighter future before him than had Captain Redfield. he was a thoroughly competent seaman and during his many years as commander never met with an accident.

A naturally free disposition took him away from his mooring and he drifted down for several years a wreck of his former self. When he was master of the schooner Gem of Chicago, he broke through the practice of consuming two months on a trip to and from Chicago and during several years was noted for his steamboat time he made with a sailing vessel.

He was kind hearted to a fault and was true as steel, before he fell, to a friend. Probably no man who ever sailed out of Oswego was better known than "Jack" Redfield. he was born, if we mistake not, in New Jersey, close to the sea shore and followed the ocean. He leaves three sons and one daughter.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., May 30, 1876