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    • 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....
    • Elliott-Brown House

    • Built by Mary Taylor Elliott (1835-1907), native of Fayetteville, NC; widow of William P. Elliott, merchant and co-owner of steamboat line. Earl Williams Brown (1909-1971), a Master Printer, owned the house from 1934 to 1971. Queen Anne style...
    • Worth-Madden House

    • Built for David Gaston Worth (1831-1897), owner of Worth & Worth, commission merchants. House was rented until acquired in 1871 by James Madden (1830-1908), steamboat agent for Cape Fear Steamboat Company; and wife, Margaret (1839-1907), both...
    • Captain Sanders House

    • 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.
    • E. Fleet Williams House

    • Craftsman style bungalow built as rental property for Edgar Fleet Williams (1889-1956), president of Diamond Steamboat and Wrecking Company; and wife, Sadie Exum (1894-1976), native of Snow Hill, NC.
    • Edgar Dickinson and Ida Jane Fleet Williams

    • Fort Fisher (N.C.); Harbor masters
    • Edgar Dickinson and Ida Jane Fleet Williams at "The Farm" in east Wilmington, NC. Captain Edgar Dickinson Williams (1849-1928) was born in Southport, NC and lived in Wilmington, NC. He did not fight in the Civil War, but remembered clearly...
    • 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.
    • Wessell-Harbers House

    • 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...
    • Hansen House

    • Italianate style house, with Steamboat Gothic decoration, built for Ludvig Hansen (1850-1921), native of Denmark; and wife, Augusta G. (1860-1918). Hansen was a ship chandler and President of Spiritine Chemical Co. Saved for preservation by...
    • Captain John Harper House

    • 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...
    • Parker David Robbins

    • Free blacks; African American legislators; African American--History; Patents; Steamboats
    • Photograph of a watercolor portrait of Park David Robbins in his Union army uniform. Parker David Robbins (1834-1917) was born in Bertie County, NC and lived the last decades of his life in Magnolia, NC. He was a free African American in...
    • 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 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...
    • Captain Edgar Williams House

    • 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,...
    • Thomas Thornton

    • Residence of Thomas Thornton (b. 1834), steamboat engineer and river pilot, and his family from c. 1866 to 1907. House occupied by James L. White and family from 1920 to 1975.
    • 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...
    • South Front Street - 400 block.

    • S. Front Street
    • The west side of the 400 block of South Front Street (Block 99) contains from left the Thomas H. Smith House (No. 420), the Meares-Bridgers-Kerchner House(No. 416), the Forshee-Sprunt House (No. 410) and the Governor Dudley Mansion (No. 400). The...


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