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  • Ship Registration Index
    Ship Registration Index
    CollectionText       The Ship Registration Index Database (SRI) contains more than 78,000 entries of ships registered in ports of Canada between 1787 and 1966. Through this research tool, you can obtain information about a ship such as its name, its type, its official number, the year and port of registration, where it ...
    CollectionText     The Ship Registration Index Database (SRI) contains more than 78,000 entries of ships registered in ports of Canada between 1787 and 1966. Through this research tool, you can obtain information ...
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  • Died
    Died
    Genealogical Resource  New York Herald, 24 Feb 1816, p. 3     DIED

    Yesterday afternoon aged 58, Captain OLIVER GRACE, a native of the County of Kilkenny, Ireland and many years a resident of York, Upper Canada.

    His friends and those of Mr. Charles Irish, are respectful invited to attend his funeral precisely at 4 o'clock to tomorrow ...

    Genealogical Resource  New York Herald, 24 Feb 1816, p. 3   DIED

    Yesterday afternoon aged 58, Captain OLIVER GRACE, a native of the County of Kilkenny, Ireland and many years a resident of York, Upper Canada.

    His friends and those of ...

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  • Norton, Walter (Died)
    Norton, Walter (Died)
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  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 ...

    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  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 ...

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  • Rollo, William
    Rollo, William
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  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 ...
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  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 ...
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  • Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 2 Sep 1909, p. 1
    Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 2 Sep 1909, p. 1
    NewspaperGenealogical Resource      

    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 ...

    NewspaperGenealogical Resource    

    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 ...

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  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Apr 1854
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Apr 1854
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    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 ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    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, ...

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  • $50 Reward
    $50 Reward
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  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. ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  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. ...

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  • Egan, William (Died)
    Egan, William (Died)
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  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....
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  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 ...
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  • Avery, Darius N.
    Avery, Darius N.
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  (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....
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  (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 ...
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  • Child, Robert P. (Died)
    Child, Robert P. (Died)
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  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, ...

    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  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 ...

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  • Marcus, Hiram (Died)
    Marcus, Hiram (Died)
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  appeared in Buffalo Courier, 13 Jul 1847, p. 2     A sailor named HIRAM MARCUS died in this city some weeks since. His friends are supposed to reside in St. Lawrence Co., in this State and are probably not aware of his death. Papers published in that county would, no doubt, confer a favor by noticing the fact. he left ...
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  appeared in Buffalo Courier, 13 Jul 1847, p. 2   A sailor named HIRAM MARCUS died in this city some weeks since. His friends are supposed to reside in St. Lawrence Co., in this State and are probably not aware ...
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  • Mayo, Obed, Captain (Died)
    Mayo, Obed, Captain (Died)
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  appeared in Rochester Telegraph, 25 Jul 1820, p. 3     DIED--At Ogdensburgh, very suddenly, on Friday last, Capt OBED MAYO....
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  appeared in Rochester Telegraph, 25 Jul 1820, p. 3   DIED--At Ogdensburgh, very suddenly, on Friday last, Capt OBED MAYO....
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  • Lake Hero Is Dead
    Lake Hero Is Dead
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  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 ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  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 ...

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  • Sturgeon Bay Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 16 Feb 1911, p. 1, column 2
    Sturgeon Bay Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 16 Feb 1911, p. 1, column 2
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    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 ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    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 ...

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  • An Old Lake Captain Gone
    An Old Lake Captain Gone
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  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, ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  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, ...

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  • John Clark Cooley
    John Clark Cooley
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  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 ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  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 ...

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  • Captain J.B. Hall's Death
    Captain J.B. Hall's Death
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  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 ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  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 ...

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  • Budds, John and Elry, Sophia (Anniversary: 50)
    Budds, John and Elry, Sophia (Anniversary: 50)
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  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 ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  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 ...

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  • Beggs, Thomas J., Captain
    Beggs, Thomas J., Captain
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource       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 ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource     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 ...

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  • Aged River Captain Dies at Cornwall
    Aged River Captain Dies at Cornwall
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  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 ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  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. ...

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