Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Posted by John Mac Leod, 7 January 2006 at 12:29

Great site ! My Dad sailed on the American Lakes on the JUNIATA (Spelling?? passenger steamer) back in the early 1900s. He was the youngest of nine (9) brothers who left Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, to sail on the American Lakes. The eldest,William Mac Leod, was first mate on the D.M.CLEMSON when she was lost with all hands in 1908. At least five became Masters for companies such as the Anchor Line and Cleveland-Cliffs. All but two became American citizens and brought up families in the United States. A first cousin of mine, Duncan Mac Leod, was Second Mate on the DANIEL J. MORRELL when she was lost with only one survivor in Lake Superior in November 1966. I am always interested in sites such as yours and the history they provide. Keep up the great work. John Mac Leod, Dartmouth, N.S. Canada

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Black and white photo of the Reiss Steamship Co. steamboat WILLIAM A. REISS.