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Chief of the Caughnawaga Indians Died, 1902 / Surname: Sky

Chief of the Caughnawaga Indians

Mr. Joseph Sky, eighty-three years old, a chief of the Caughnawaga Indians, died on Tuesday night at his home in Caughnawaga, N.Y. He was elected chief in 1852, wand was chief when the first Indian lacrosse team went to Europe. He was chief when King Edward visited Canada in 1860. He was a noted Athlete. The chief was with Dawson when he surveyed the route to Manitoba over which the troops went at one time. Continue reading

June 21, 2015 Posted by | . | , , , | 4 Comments

The “Rapids King” in the Lachine Rapids (Montreal, 1910)

Shooting the Lachine Rapids | History of the Lachine Rapids | Montreal

From the archives of The Sunday Chronicle (1921)

DISABLED STEAMER – Rapids King is Beached in St. Lawrence River Rapids –

Ogdensburg, N.Y., July 16.- Strenuous efforts were being made tonight to remove 330 passengers form the steamer Rapids King, of the Canada Steamship Line, which was disabled in the Long Sault Rapids of the St. Lawrence River late today. The craft was disabled by the breaking of a rudder chain. the tiller was used to beach the vessel in seven feet of raging waters.  No boats were able to approach the disabled raft because of the swiftness of the current.

Reverse of Postcard

Mr. S. Bendit, 371 Broadway, New York City, New York

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Vintage Postcard: Big John of Kahnawake, Quebec (Caughnawaga)

This is an early twentieth century postcard  of

Big John of Caughnawaga/Kahnawake shooting the Lachine Rapids.

Big John of Kahnawake (Caughnawaga) A Canadian Family Vintage Postcard Collection

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