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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Charles W. Batchelor extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by John Sartain. Captain Charles W. Batchelor was a steamboat captain, a successful businessman, and a a prominent Mason. Batchelor apprenticed himself to Capt. Henry Mason, of Wheeling, on the steamer Tioga to learn to be a pilot. In 1845, he became a full pilot, and thereafter commanded several steamers including Hibernia No. 2, of the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line and the Americus for the Pittsburgh and Nashville trade. In 1855, the Americus burned, and he left the river to become the active Vice President of the Eureka Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, and general agent in settling marine losses. In 1861, he was appointed, by President Lincoln, as Surveyor of the Port and United States Depository at Pittsburgh, where he remained until September, 1866, when he was removed by President Johnson. In 1867, he became President of the Eagle Cotton Mills Co. of Pittsburgh, where he continued until 1873. In 1868, he was made President of the Masonic Bank of Pittsburgh, where he continued until 1884, when he resigned, to become acting Vice President of the Keystone Bank, and President of the Pittsburgh Petroleum Exchange, then president of the Natural Gas Company of West Virginia. In 1885, he was made Chairman of the Committee of Arrangements, and Commodore of the Fleet, for the celebration of the opening of David Island Dam, at Pittsburgh.
Title: CHARLES W. BATCHELOR [Steel Engraved Portrait]
Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 35302
Keywords: Pennsylvania History Pittsburgh Charles W. Batchelor Steamboat Captains