The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Quito (Propeller), 27 Oct 1897

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      Once Sailed Here. The steambarge QUITO, which cleared from this port on Saturday, has as its first mate Captain John Thorburn, one of the best known sailors on the lakes. His home is now in the Western States, but he is well known in Owen Sound, being one of the first members of the Owen Sound Lodge A.O.U.W.. Capt. Thorburn was in command of the ill fated JOSEPHINE KIDD, which was burned on the bay over a decade ago, and the remains of which lie off the end of the old Boyd's wharf. He was mate on the steamer CUMBERLAND when that vessel ran on the sand bar which was formerly at the mouth of the channel, and in the efforts to release her, Capt. Orr was struck with the flying end of a broken hawser and fatally injured. He was the captain of the little steamer HERALD which brought the first load of rails for the construction of the Owen Sound end of the Toronto, Gray and Bruce narrow gauge railway now the C.P.R. Iine. He was also captain of the tug which accompanied the dredge that dug out the notorious coffer dam on the dry dock here. In many other ways he has been identified with Owen Sound's harbor and shipping of a couple of decades ago. He sailed the steamer CITY OF WINDSOR, which was in a few weeks ago, the steambarge VANDERBILT and other well known lake vessels. About five years ago, in greatly reduced circumstances, he took up a farm in the Western States, and by careful management is now comfortably fixed.
      Owen Sound Times
      October 27, 1897, p. 5:

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Quito (Propeller), 27 Oct 1897