PAALLEGH-L ArchivesArchiver > PAALLEGH > 2007-06 > 1182913189
Subject: Re: [ALL] Steam boats
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 22:59:49 -0400
I would bet that the 4th district was New Orleans. One or more of my
Neeld line were pilots out of New Orleans and one of them was later
appointed Inspector of Hulls for the Port of Pittsburgh by Ulysses S. Grant.
Since you did such a good job and so fast, can you please share with
the list the name of this college library?
At 07:08 PM 6/26/2007, you wrote:
>You're right as usual. At first I tried the state government. Tried the
>Archives in Harrisburg. No good. Well, I spent today researching the
>subject and found that by an Act of Congress, 30 Aug. 1852 they passed
>the Rivers and Harbors act, which required licensing pilots and
>engineers. I believe there were 4 districts, Pgh, St. Louis, Cincinatti
>and can't remember the other. It looks like any extent records from the
>time frame I'm looking at are in a college library in Ohio. The way I
>tracked it down was that while researching steam tugs I ran across a
>page with a picture of Samuel Clemens license, and on it was listed the
>date of the act.