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Disaster on Isle Royale

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Title:Disaster on Isle Royale
Landon, Fred   
(16 of 35 for author by title)
The Discovery of Superior Shoal
A Daring Canadian Abolitionist
Published:   1965
Publisher:The Journal of Inland Seas, Volume XXI, #4
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, history, non-fiction, Great Lakes, shipwrecks

On November 7th, 1885, the steamer Algoma, of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s newly established Great Lakes fleet struck hard on the shore of Isle Royale, in Lake Superior, stranded, broke in two and was completely wrecked. Eight passengers and 29 of the ship’s crew perished in this, the most serious marine loss of that year. [Suggest a different description.]


Author Bio for Landon, Fred

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Fred Landon (1880-1969) was a Canadian historian. He worked as journalist and a librarian and then was hired by the University of Western Ontario. 25 years later he was Dean of graduate studies. Landon wrote books and articles on the history of early Ontario. Some of his notable articles studied the history of African Canadians in Upper Canada. (Ontario Historical Society)

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