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Garden City (Steamboat), fire, 17 Apr 1897


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Cooney ran the GARDEN CITY in the Crystal Beach line here last summer and was the only captain of a Canadian excursion boat who ever was able to affiliate on congenial terms with the masters of Buffalo steamers and tugs. The lot of the usual run of alien boats and alien captains who ply on Ferry licenses from here is not generally a happy one, but picturesque little Mr. Cooney won the whole outfit and there isn't a Buffalo pilot who wouldn't give him the glad hand. An attempt was made yesterday at Port Dalhousie to burn the GARDEN CITY, and the local mariners are speculating as to whether the atmosphere in Canada turned blue or red when Capt. Cooney heard of the plot, for his vocabulary of invective is of fierce and varied hues. Capt. Cooney's triumphant exit from Buffalo last fall is well remembered. The GARDEN CITY was to be libeled and Capt. Cooney found it out. One fine night he lit out of port wide open and never checked down until his boat was safely moored at Port Colborne.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, April 17, 1897


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1897
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Local identifier:
McN.W.21138
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.26629
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Garden City (Steamboat), fire, 17 Apr 1897