Registered Queries for January 1999

For Downward Bound - Great Lakes Shipping Ancestors



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EDWARDSON posted by Clara Edwardson on Friday, January 1, 1999

Karl EDWARDSON worked with Gayport Shipping and later with Canada Dredge and Dock. We would like to find out more about his marine life.

KNIGHT posted by Bob Quinn on Saturday, January 2, 1999

I am seeking my grandmother's father, Gabrial (sp?) Knight. He was reputed to be a "sea captain" on the Great Lakes for most of his adullt life. His daughter was born in 1863 so he would probably have sailed thru the mid to late 1800s. Grateful for any help.

ANDERSEN, BROWN, NELSON, THORNUM posted by Joyce Dougherty on Monday, January 4, 1999

Have copy of application for citizenship for James Andersen.In Buffalo, NY September 10, 1868. It came along with my great grandfather Peter Thornum's. Since Peter was from Denmark and sailed the Great Lakes from Chicago to Buffalo and this is the same day and the same witnesses it is highly possible that all were Sailors from Chicago. Just thought I should post this as this site is where I located references to Peter Thornum and obtained the books to read about him. I can never thank you enough.

LUCAS posted by Curtis Clark on Thursday, January 7, 1999

Looking for info on Robert Lucas, Possable Captain or First mate aboard a vessal named the "GAZELLE", he was supposed to have been lost with the vessal, sometime in the late 1890's or early 1900's. He is my GGGreatgrandfather, and there is a bad family rumor following his loss, I would like to find any info on him. The "GAZELLE" was lost in Lake Superior or Huron, and was supposed to be a tug, i have not found a vessal listing for the vessal in any Gov't records, she may have been unregistered. Any info would be great...

BROWN posted by Cheryl Richman on Saturday, January 9, 1999

Captain Robert Henry Brown, born c. 1830 England, lived in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. Married Margery Coulter in Cobourg in 1860; Died in 1894. Buried in Cobourg. Sailed Great Lakes. Sailed on "Eurydice".

BEATTIE, JAMES posted by Floyd James Beattie on Sunday, January 10, 1999

My greatgrand father worked at American Shipyard in Lorain at the turn of the century. He came here from Bay City Mi. Where he also was probably employed as a ship builder.

BEERS posted by Jo Ann Kaufman on Tuesday, January 12, 1999

Arthur Howard BEERS was born 24 Nov 1849 in Schuyler Co., NY. He became a sailor, logically starting on Lake Ontario, and somehow ended up in CA enlisting in the Union Army before age fifteen as "Richard" Beers. He was buried as Richard with the Civil War vets in Buffalo, NY in 1917. One possible explanation for this is that he was a master craftsman ... shipwrecked at the tip of South America and made his way to or back to California. We would like to confirm Howard/Richard's career as a sailor and Lake Ontario is the logical starting point. Any and all help will be appreciated. Thank you.

PIGEON posted by Geoff Hoerauf on Sunday, January 17, 1999

I am trying to find information on Anthony Pigeon (My GGGrandfather). He is listed in the 1891 Village of Wallaceburg (Ontario, Canada) Cenus. In the cenus he has identified his occupation as "Mariner" and being 50 years old. .

STEWART posted by Barbara Martin on Wednesday, January 27, 1999

Looking for information on RANDOLPH W. STEWART. Also looking for info on the ship, "JOHN DUNN JR." - OSWEGO Randolph Stewart worked on great lake ships... resided in Southhampton, Ontario. .

AMEY posted by Amy Atwood on Wednesday, January 27, 1999

Seek information on Charles E. Amey who was ship pilot on the steam yacht "PATHFINDER" (formerly known as the "Conestoga"), owner was James Playfair. This was my great uncle. He died in 1937 of heat stroke aboard his ship. He was a Canadian citizen and we believe that he never took American citizenship. The "Pathfinder" was a Canadian ship. His widow was Clara Amey . I would like information on him and also about the Canadian Seamen's Union which I believe he was a member. Please contact at embro1@aol.com .


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