The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Dec. 19, 1904

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Captain James Pappa.

Captain James Pappa, one of the best known marine men in this city, died at his home, 69 East Oswego St., about six o'clock last night after an illness of several months. Captain Pappa was born in Bath, Canada, in 1830, and at an early age moved to this city. As a youth he traveled extensively, visiting Nicaragua and Panama, and later California.

Returning here he began his career on the Great Lakes, which lasted over fifty years. During that time he sailed in the schooners Ontonagon, Sophia J. Luff, Boody, M.I. Wilcox, the steamers Westford, A.A. Turner, T. Kingsford and the tug C.P. Morey, in which he owned a half interest. For about six years he was connected with the Whitney line of Cleveland, and during the last five he has been with the Folgers, of Kingston.

It was while he was mate on the New Island Wanderer that he was taken sick last August. He seemed to recover his health for awhile, but shortly afterwards suffered a relapse and since then death has been expected at any time.

Captain Pappa was not only prominent in marine circles, but he stood high in the Masonic order. The news of his death will be received with sorrow in every quarter of the city. he is survived by a son, Fred, of Chicago, and a daughter, Mrs. Jolly, of Rochester.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Dec. 19, 1904