George Eccles Almonte Hero!

George Eccles Almonte Hero!

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George C. Eccles was born and raised on a farm just outside Almonte. He is virtually unknown now, but has been recognized as the first wireless telegrapher to die while carrying out his duties on board a ship. The ship, the S.S. Ohio, struck an uncharted rock in Swanson Bay off the British Columbia coast on Aug. 26, 1909. Eccles stayed at his post transmitting SOS signals to the end and the water in the sinking ship had reached him.

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George Eccles was slipping from memory on a rotting wooden sign on Concession Road 8, in Ramsay Township has been replaced with a new one.



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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)




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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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