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Fire! Fire aboard the “Watertown!”

Editor’s Note:

This story is an excerpt chapter from Captain Brian Johnson’s upcoming book: 'Ferry Tales from Wolfe Island'.  He writes, “This month is the 150th anniversary of this tragedy aboard ‘Kinghorn’ & Hinckley's Wolfe Island ferry steamer ‘SS Watertown.’ What happened afterward? The answer will appear in our October issue of ‘TI Life.’


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Jim Webster
Comment by: Jim Webster
Left at: 7:45 AM Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Great story Brian. I'm looking forward to the conclusion, and your book.
Waltraud I. Mack
Comment by: Waltraud I. Mack
Left at: 9:48 AM Tuesday, September 15, 2015
I don't know if I can wait that long to hear the rest of this fascinating story.
What a cliffhanger! Oh my....
Joan M Stone
Comment by: Joan M Stone
Left at: 5:37 AM Friday, October 16, 2015
My husband launched his fishing boat from this Marina several times, he worked the Jones Farm in Rosiere. My great great grandfather Solomon Spencer was living in Depauville, NY 1840-1892, 2 miles from the St Lawrence River, Solomon ia buried in Clayton Cemetery, his son Winslow buried in Cape Vincent. Brian Paul Johnson has brought Northern New York back to life, thank you Thousand Island Life, your work is awesome.