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  • Mayo, Obed, Captain (Died)
    appeared in Rochester Telegraph, 25 Jul 1820, p. 3     DIED--At Ogdensburgh, very suddenly, on Friday last, Capt OBED MAYO...
    appeared in Rochester Telegraph, 25 Jul 1820, p. 3   DIED--At Ogdensburgh, very suddenly, on Friday last, Capt OBED MAYO...
  • Norton, Walter (Died)
    appeared in Buffalo Daily Republic, 23 Feb 1849, p. 4. Date of Event: 22 Feb 1849     A VETERAN OF THE LAKES GONE.-- We regret to b e called upon to announce the death of Capt. Walter Norton, who expired at his residence at Cold Spring, near this city yesterday morning, aged 62 years. Capt. Norton was a native of the State of Connecticut, and bred a ...
    appeared in Buffalo Daily Republic, 23 Feb 1849, p. 4. Date of Event: 22 Feb 1849   A VETERAN OF THE LAKES GONE.-- We regret to b e called ...
  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Apr 1854
        The May Queen, on her way to Detroit, Saturday night, when a few miles from Point au Pelee, broke one of her shafts, between the arms of the wheel. Fortunately, the Cleveland was near at hand, on her way down, and took her in tow, arriving here about nine o'clock ...
      The May Queen, on her way to Detroit, Saturday night, when a ...
  • $50 Reward
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 25 Oct 1871, p. 1, column 1     $50 REWARD The undersigned committee hereby offer a reward of Fifty Dollars for the recovery of the body of JOSEPH J. RHODES, Who was lost with the Steamer R. G. Coburn, on Sunday Oct. 8th 1871, off Saginaw Bay. The said Joseph J. ...
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 25 Oct 1871, p. 1, column 1   $50 REWARD The undersigned committee hereby offer a reward of Fifty Dollars ...
  • Child, Robert P. (Died)
    appeared in Oswego Palladium, 4 Mar 1875,     Obituary Yesterday we announced the sudden and serious death of Captain Robert P. Child of this city; how brief space between life and the grave is made appallingly clear by the announcement of his death, which occurred about 11 o'clock last night at the residence of Dr. Scott, ...
    appeared in Oswego Palladium, 4 Mar 1875,   Obituary Yesterday we announced the sudden and serious death of Captain Robert ...
  • An Old Lake Captain Gone
    Wayne County Alliance, 23 Jan 1884, p. 2     An Old Lake Captain Gone Death of Capt. Pavy, who was a Vessel Master in 1829 Capt. Pavy, an old lake captain, died at his son's residence in Milwaukee, Wis., on Saturday, Dec. 29th 1883. Capt. Pavy married the sister of Mr. David Rogers, of Sodus Point, ...
    Wayne County Alliance, 23 Jan 1884, p. 2   An Old Lake Captain Gone Death of Capt. Pavy, who was a ...
  • Budds, John and Elry, Sophia (Anniversary: 50)
    appeared in Oswego Daily Times, 1 Dec 1893,     Capt. John Budds - An Interesting Anniversary Capt. John Budds, the principal keeper of the Oswego light house, was born in Kent, England, in 1819. He was married in Kent on the 25th day of December, 1843, to Miss Sophia Elry, fifty years ago. They came ...
    appeared in Oswego Daily Times, 1 Dec 1893,   Capt. John Budds - An Interesting Anniversary Capt. John Budds, the principal ...
  • H. C. Parsons
    Daily Tribune (Grand Haven, MI), 1898     H. C. Pearsons In the death of Harrison C. Pearsons, which occurred this morning at his home in Ferrysburg, Ottawa County loses one of its best-known and most remarkable citizens. The death summons had long been expected, as the venerable old gentleman had been ailing for a long ...
    Daily Tribune (Grand Haven, MI), 1898   H. C. Pearsons In the death of Harrison C. Pearsons, which occurred ...
  • Avery, Darius N.
    (18990511)     Darius N. Avery vice president of the Detroit, Belle Isle & Windsor Ferry Co. died at Detroit last week, aged fifty-three years. He was at one time interested in the lumber business...
    (18990511)   Darius N. Avery vice president of the Detroit, Belle Isle & Windsor ...
  • Egan, William (Died)
    appeared in Marine Review, 11 May 1899, p. 19     Many lake navigators will regret to learn of the death of Capt. Wm. Egan, for many years chief mate of the Goodrich liner Virginia, which occurred some days ago at his home at Manitowoc. He was aged thirty two years...
    appeared in Marine Review, 11 May 1899, p. 19   Many lake navigators will regret to learn of the death of Capt. ...
  • Rollo, William
    appeared in Marine Review, 4 May 1899, p. 19     Capt. William Rollo, one of the best known captains on the great lakes, died recently at his home in Port Huron from an attack of paralysis. He was born in Scotland, Feb. 23, 1829, began sailing at the age of seventeen and followed that occupation all his life. He was ...
    appeared in Marine Review, 4 May 1899, p. 19   Capt. William Rollo, one of the best known captains on the great ...
  • Isaac W. Nicholas Dead
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Jun 1900, p. 8     ISAAC W. NICHOLAS DEAD. He Lived in Ohio Since 1829 and Was a Pioneer Shipbuilder Mr. Isaac W. Nicholas, a pioneer and for many years a prominent business man of this city, died at the old homestead, No. 1314 Willson avenue, at 3:30 o'clock yesterday ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Jun 1900, p. 8   ISAAC W. NICHOLAS DEAD. He Lived in Ohio Since 1829 and Was ...
  • John Clark Cooley
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 8 Sep 1903     OBITUARY John Clark Cooley. Owing to the lateness of the hour of the death of John Clark Cooley Saturday afternoon, it was impossible for the Palladium to give more than the briefest notice of his death. Mr. Cooley was born in this city eighty-four ...
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 8 Sep 1903   OBITUARY John Clark Cooley. Owing to the lateness of the hour of ...
  • Lake Hero Is Dead
    Grand Rapids Press (Grand Rapids, MI), 26 Aug 1909, p. 5     Lake Hero Is Dead (special to The Evening Press) Manistee, Aug. 26.--Capt. Charles Gnewuch, one of the best known tug and steamboat captains on Lake Michigan, is dead of pneumonia. He was seventy-three years of age and had sailed out of the harbor for the last ...
    Grand Rapids Press (Grand Rapids, MI), 26 Aug 1909, p. 5   Lake Hero Is Dead (special to The Evening Press) Manistee, Aug. 26.--Capt. ...
  • Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 2 Sep 1909, p. 1
        Capt. Chas. Gnewuch died at his home in Manistee on Wednesday night of last week, aged 72 years. Captain Gnewuch was one of the oldest and best known masters on Lake Michigan on which body of water he had sailed for upward of half a century. He was part owner ...
      Capt. Chas. Gnewuch died at his home in Manistee on Wednesday night ...
  • Sturgeon Bay Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 16 Feb 1911, p. 1, column 2
        Capt. Barney Sweeney, the oldest living master of the Goodrich Transit Co., last week passed away at his home in Manitowoc at the age of nearly 80 years. Capt. Sweeney was with the Goodrich company from its inception, a matter of fifty-five years ago., and had sailed on the lakes ...
      Capt. Barney Sweeney, the oldest living master of the Goodrich Transit Co., ...
  • Beggs, Thomas J., Captain
        Obituary. Captain Thomas J. Beggs A telegram from Cleveland, Ohio, today brought the announcement of the death in that city of Captain Thomas J. Beggs, one of the best known vessel masters on the lakes. Captain Beggs was born in this city about 55 years ...
      Obituary. Captain Thomas J. Beggs A telegram from Cleveland, Ohio, today brought ...
  • Captain J.B. Hall's Death
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 5 Aug 1916     Captain J.B. Hall's Death. ___ Prominent and Well Known Lake Captain Will be Buried in Oswego Captain John B. Hall, of Buffalo, well known vessel master, died at his home in that city yesterday after a brief illness. He was one of ...
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 5 Aug 1916   Captain J.B. Hall's Death. ___ Prominent and Well Known Lake Captain Will ...
  • Buffalo Captain's Body is Found
    Buffalo Commercial, 15 Oct 1921, p. 11, column 4     Buffalo Captain's Body is Found Special to the Buffalo Commercial: TONAWANDA, Oct. 15 -- Assessor Barclay M. Potts, master of Tonawanda Lodge 247, F. & A. M., was notified yesterday that the body of Captain Knut Peterson, Buffalo, lost with other members of his crew when ...
    Buffalo Commercial, 15 Oct 1921, p. 11, column 4   Buffalo Captain's Body is Found Special to the Buffalo Commercial: TONAWANDA, Oct. ...
  • Aged River Captain Dies at Cornwall
    Massena Observer, 23 May 1935     Aged River Captain Dies at Cornwall Louis Hance, Native of Racket River Passes Away at Age of 81 Years Louis Hance, who for nearly 50 years sailed the St. Lawrence, died last week Monday at Hotel Dieu hospital in Cornwall. Mr. Hance had resided in Cornwall for ...
    Massena Observer, 23 May 1935   Aged River Captain Dies at Cornwall Louis Hance, Native of Racket River ...
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