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Topic review - SS Algoma wreck crew list
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  Post subject:  Re: SS Algoma wreck crew list  Reply with quote
I don't think that W. Gibson was married. Most fireman were young and single (it was a terrible job). I've scrolled through some personnel records on the BGSU website and the Toronto Scanner. Gibson is only mentioned in the newspaper article following the wreck, and again in 1918 when Calgary Tribune did an article with survivors 40 years later.

I will ask Ken Merriman if he has access to some stuff that isn't published online. He is the authority on all Isle Royale wrecks.
Post Posted: April 7, 2021, 8:35 pm
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Thank you Jared! I've been helping to help out researching my genealogy for my grandparents and my ggg-grandfather may or may not have been "W. Gibson, Fireman", but since we have no death or other records we have no proof.
Post Posted: April 7, 2021, 6:28 pm
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From what research and materials I have, I only got 33 names and most are partial. The children are not recorded except last names. Unfortunately that time period makes researching for passengers and crew quite difficult as people hopped on and off all the time. Especially employees.
Post Posted: April 6, 2021, 8:53 pm
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Hi!
I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I've been searching high and low for a crew list with full first names from the SS Algoma shipwreck on Isle Royale in 1885. All of the sources I've found so far only list last names and first initials. Would anyone have any ideas where I could look or who to ask about that? Thanks!
Post Posted: April 6, 2021, 7:40 pm

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