The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Toronto Daily Star (Toronto, ON), Sept. 17, 1949

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Toronto Taxi-Drivers Heroes Of Rescue Service at Noronic

Unsung heroes of the rescue work following the Noronic disaster last night, hundreds of Toronto taxi-drivers worked straight through the night conveying passengers to the hospitals and hotels- and refused to take money for it.

Every member of the Independent Cab Owners association was present, according to Murray Pearl. And large companies also donated services. "We couldn’t take any money for work like that" said Pearl, "although a lot of people have been offering it. And we’ve all turned down jobs for other trips on which we could have made money."

Cab drivers use to emergencies, including medical emergencies took hysterical and fainting patients in stride. "It’s one of the few times the cabbies and the police really get along." commented one driver.

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Toronto Daily Star (Toronto, ON), Sept. 17, 1949