The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), 30 Nov 1907

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The passing away of Edgar Crapo leaves a fund of stories of deeds of daring to be told about the ferryman who for many years carried the mail from Sackets Harbor to Pillar Point, with one withered leg from infancy, and a crutch to take its place.

He would ride the waves when on one else would venture, and when the thin ice came he would float his boat on a sled, or put his sled in the boat when the ice would break, and make the trip. The shores would be lined with people at times to see him make the trip. For many years he has been the hero of the bay and his name will live in history of the spot.

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30 Nov 1907
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.97506 Longitude: -76.10437
Richard Palmer
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Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), 30 Nov 1907