Friday, April 17, 2009

More Sandy Pond Stuff

email from Jack Majors - -

Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2009 11:38 AM
To: stephen.kappesser
Subject: More Sandy Pond stuff

I just read your Sandy Pond blog and got a kick out of the Bartlett stuff. I remember the bait shop. Anyway, one of the new stories on my website concerns an uncle, Tony Kane, who indeed was a rum-runner who drowned after his boat was hit by gale-force wins in January 1931 near Main Ducks Island (which was new to me, despite all my years of going to the lake). I finally found some stories about Kane's "accident." Though the Coast Guard wasn't chasing him at the time – only an idiot would be out in the weather that came through that day – they did list his death among rum-runners they had successfully pursued. What I I got a big kick out of was the way he was listed in some stories as Capt. Tony Kane, just because he had a boat. However, he was only a crewmember on his fatal voyage.

From: Kappesser Stephen
To: Jack Major
Sent: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 7:53 am
Subject: RE: More Sandy Pond stuff

Hi Jack- Great story!May I have permission to add this story to the Sandy Pond Memories site?Thanks.

From: Jack Major
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2009 12:12 AM
To: Kappesser Stephen
Subject: Re: More Sandy Pond stuff

Check out the full story. Just go to, you can't miss the Tony Kane tale. Do with it what you will, but I wouldn't have found it if it weren't for the website I credited.... I think it's If you haven't found it before, try it. The guy who does it must work with libraries. On this site you can access an incredible number of old newspaper pages from small publications in New York, including a paper in Mexico.

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