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    • Captain John Jarod Adkins

    • Ship captains United States
    • Portrait of Captain John Jarod Adkins. John Jarod Adkins (1851-1951) was born in New Hanover County, NC, the son of a renowned blockade runner. He received his pilot's license in 1870 and devoted himself to the duties of pilot, guiding many ships...
    • Captain William Harris Northrup

    • Northrup, William Harris, 1836-1924; Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography; Lumber trade
    • Portrait of Captain William H. Northrup. Captain William Harris Northrup was born in Wilmington ,NC in 1836. He worked for his father until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he enlisted as a member of the Wilmington Light Infantry. Northrop...
    • Captain Frank Conlon

    • North Carolina (Armored cruiser : ACR-12)
    • Military photograph of Captain Frank Conlon. Captain Frank Conlon (1926 - ) is a retired Navy Captain who was the captain/executive director of the USS North Carolina from 1978 to 1991. The USS North Carolina is one of the area's most famous...
    • Captain John W. Harper

    • Harper, John W., 1856-1917; Steamboats; Ship captains United States
    • Studio photograph of Captain John W. Harper. John W. Harper was born on Masonboro Sound in New Hanover County, NC in 1856, and died in 1917. He was a steamboat captain and owner of the Wilmington & Southport Steamboat Company. His most popular...
    • Captain Richard Porsm Paddison

    • Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography; Steamboat workers
    • Portrait of Captain Richard Porsm Paddison. Richard Porsm Paddison (1839-1915) was born in Harper's Ferry, VA. He studied pharmacy and moved to Boston, MA to work until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he returned to his father's home in South...
    • Thomas Davis Meares

    • Soldiers-- Confederate States of America; City council members
    • Portrait of Thomas D. Meares. Thomas Davis Meares (1848-1927) was born in Raleigh, NC. He was educated in Wilmington, NC schools and attended the University of North Carolina (now University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) for a period of time...
    • Captain Louis Freimuth

    • Fire departments
    • Head shot of Captain Louis Freimuth, part of larger picture showing all of the engine company heads of the Wilmington Fire Department in 1905. Captain Louis (Ludwig)Freimuth (1865-1921) had a long career with the Wilmington Fire Department. In...
    • Captain Donald MacRae

    • MacRae, Donald, 1861-1928
    • Photograph of Donald MacRae probably taken some time in the spring of 1898 before going to Raleigh in April to train for the war. Donald MacRae (1861-1928) was a captain in the Second Regiment of the North Carolina Volunteers in the...
    • Captain William Herbert Bixby

    • Bixby, William Herbert, 1849-1928; New Hanover County Public Library (Wilmington, N.C.); United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Wilmington District
    • Photograph of William Herbert Bixby. William Herbert Bixby was a native of Massachusetts, born in 1849. He was the first District Engineer in Wilmington, NC, a post he held from 1884-1891. As District Engineer, Bixby supervised all river and...
    • Captain Edgar Williams House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Edgar Dickison Williams (1849-1928); and wife, Ida Jane Fleet (1856-1923). He was a steamboat captain, owner of Diamond Steamboat & Wrecking Co., Harbor Master for the port of Wilmington, Commissioner of Wrecks,...
    • Captain Sanders House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built as rental property for William Albert Sanders (1866-1933), steamboat captain; and wife, Margaret McRackan (1879-1937), native of Southport, North Carolina.
    • A.M. Wilson House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built as residence for Captain Alexander M. Wilson, Sr. (1851-1914); and wife, Ellen Nora Piver (1857-1911). At age 12, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and was engaged in the battle of Fort Fisher. He later became a...
    • Capt. Edgar D. Williams

    • Williams, Captain Edgar D. Williams, Diamond Steamboat & Wrecking Co., Fort Fisher
    • Edgar Dickison Williams (1849-1928). He was a steamboat captain, owner of Diamond Steamboat & Wrecking Co., Harbor Master for the port of Wilmington, Commissioner of Wrecks, preservationist of Fort Fisher and honorary Confederate Veteran.
    • May-Willson House

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    • Italianate style cottage built by Captain Alexander May (1810-1879), a Frenchman, sea captain and wholesale grocer. Sold in 1878 to William Willson (1800-1879), superintendent of Chadbourns Lumber Mill; and wife, Sarah E. (1818-1889) who renovated...
    • Captain John Harper House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Captain John W. Harper (1856-1917); and his bride, Ella C. Strupe (1878-1945). He was the owner of Wilmington and Southport Steamboat Company which operated the steamers Wilmington and Sylvan Grove. An...
    • Wessell-Harbers House

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    • Italianate style house built for Captain Charles L.C. Wessell (1847-1919), native of Hannover, Germany, grocer and saloon keeper, steamboat and tugboat captain; and wife, Anna Sophia Heins (1873-1902). Inherited by his second wife, Rosa Harbers...
    • Catherine Harper Russell Stribling

    • History--Societies, etc
    • Black and white photograph of Catherine Stribling. Catherine Harper Russell Stribling (1927-2013) was a native of Wilmington, NC. She was the granddaughter of Captain John Harper, a well-known steamboat captain who helped develop Carolina Beach....
    • Walter Winner, Jr.

    • Carolina Beach (N.C.); Charter boat fishing
    • Newspaper photograph of Walter "Skeets" Winner, Jr. sitting in the captain's chair aboard the "Winner Cruise Queen." Walter "Skeets" Winner, Jr. (1970- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He graduated from John T. Hoggard High School in 1988, and went...

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