Sunday, January 28, 2018

Capt. Steele's Obituary

Here is a clipping of Captain Steele's obituary. It is transcribed below. Capt. Steele died on Tuesday, May 30, 1944 in Boston.

Byrd's Arctic Skipper Dies BOSTON (AP)--Capt. George F. Steele, 69-year-old master mariner and captain of the S. S. Peary, which carried Donald B. MacMillan  and Adm. Richard E. Byrd on their 1925 Arctic expedition, died yesterday at the U. S. Marine Hospital after a long Illness. A follower of the sea all his life, Capt. Steele was born at Cape Breton, N. S., and same to Boston young man. During World War One he served with the U. S. shipping board emerged from retirement in the present conflict to command a Liberty Liberty ship until last fall.

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