The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., Aug. 26, 1873


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Obituary.

Another veteran seaman, Captain John McIntyre, died at his residence in this city last night, after a short but painful illness. Captain McIntyre was one of the oldest seamen sailing from this port, having commanded a vessel for over thirty years, and during that period he was noted as being one of the most careful and capable of men, never to our knowledge having met with disaster.

The first vessel he commanded was the schooner Potomac, owned by Fitzhugh & Littlejohn, and the last, the schooner Granada. The captain had been in ill health, heart disease, for a year past, but like many seamen he thought he could weather it, until four weeks since when he was compelled to take to his bed when on Lake Huron.

He grew gradually worse until he reached this port, on the return voyage, and then was taken to his home to die. No man on the lakes bore a better reputation than did John McIntyre. In his dealings with men he was honest and straightforward, and in his long life on the lakes no man can say that he wronged him. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from his late residence, corner of East Fifth and Oneida streets.


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Date of Original:
Tues., Aug. 26, 1873
Local identifier:
GLN.14141
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., Aug. 26, 1873