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    • 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...
    • Harper-Newbold House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Captain James Thomas Harper (1843-1915), steam tug operator, co-founder of Boney & Harper Milling Company and proprietor of Wilmington Steam Laundry; and wife, Anne Sophie Drew (1844-1913). House was a...
    • Harper-Newbold House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Captain James Thomas Harper (1843-1915), steam tug operator, co-founder of Boney & Harper Milling Company and proprietor of Wilmington Steam Laundry; and wife, Annie Sophie Drew (1844-1913). House was a...
    • 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....
    • Cassidey-Harper House

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    • Built as family residence by James Cassidey (1792-1866), native of Salisbury, MA, who with his sons operated an extensive shipyard and marine railway at river below house. Confederate ironclad RALEIGH was constructed there. His daughter, Anne E....
    • Wessel-Harper House

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    • Built by Jacob Wessel (1814-1887). Later owned by Captain James Thomas Harper, 1895. Inherited by son, Charles T. Harper, M.D (1904-1913), also his daughter Mary Harper Darby (1913-1957). Preserved by the Housing Authority of the City of Wilmington...
    • Harper Peterson

    • Mayors; City Government
    • Harper Peterson at a meeting. Harper Peterson (1948- ) is a civic-minded business man who owns several local businesses, as well as a popular restaurant on Water Street. He served on the Wilmington, NC City Council from 1995-1999, and as Mayor of...
    • Cape Fear River - Steamer, Wilmington.

    • Cape Fear River, Steamer, Wilmington
    • The legendary steamer, Wilmington, was owned by John W. Harper (1856-1917), who was also her captain. Capt. Harper began taking passengers down the Cape Fear River from Wilmington to Southport about 1887. He owned two boats - the Passport and the...
    • Steamer Wilmington

    • Steamer Wilmington, steamer, riverboat, Cape Fear River, Capt. John Harper
    • This image, most likely taken from a postcard, captures the Steamer Wilmington built 1881. Capt. John Harper, Pride of Wilmington Excursions Sunday School, every summer.
    • 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...
    • Maritime Day 2003

    • North Carolina State Ports Authority
    • Photograph of Maritime Day 2003 at the North Carolina State Port in Wilmington, NC. On the far left: Harper Peterson, then Mayor of Wilmington, and Norman Holden, then Mayor of Southport, NC. Maritime Day is a United States holiday created to...
    • Harper-Hundley House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as investment property for John Allan Taylor (1862-1957), wholesale grocer. Purchased in 1905 by Capt. James Thomas Harper (1843-1915), operator of a tow boat business between Wilmington and Southport and part-owner of...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Hotel Royal Palm, Fountain's Rooms and Apartments, Hotels
    • People pose on the front porch of the Royal Palm Hotel. Fountain's Rooms and Apartments are next door to the right. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by...
    • 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...
    • Fox-Holden House

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    • Cottage owned by George A. Fox (b. 1830), native of Pennsylvania, Wilmington & Weldon Railroad engineer; and wife, Julia A. (b. 1841), native of South Carolina. Purchased in 1881 by Sylvanus Holden (d. 1894), carpenter; and wife, Ann Maria Harper...

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