The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, Oct. 15, 1937

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Captain George L. Donovan

Captain George L. Donovan, 60, well-known vessel master, died at the family home, 132 East Seneca street, at 11:30 o'clock Friday morning following several months of ill health.

Captain Donovan was born in Oswego the son of the late Captain Timothy and Catherine Riordon Donovan. He was educated in the schools of this city. For many years he sailed the Great Lakes and was captain and last surviving member of the crew of the tow barge John R. Noyes which foundered with the steamer John E. Hall December 13, 1902 during a gale.

His father, who was captain of the Hall, and brother, Jerome Donovan, the mate, went down with the entire crew.

Mr. Donovan was a member of St. Paul's Church. He had a wide circle of friends and by his friendly and agreeable manner was highly esteemed and respected. Captain Donovan had been retired for some time. Surviving are his widow, one brother, John S. Donovan, and a sister, Miss Ella J. Donovan, Oswego, and a niece, Miss Catherine Donovan, Syracuse.

Funeral Monday morning from the residence at 9 o'clock and in St. Paul's church at 9:30 o'clock.

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Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, Oct. 15, 1937