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  1. Re Captain John Tower who was captain of the Augustus B. Wolvin from 1914 to 1929. He was also captain of the James H. Read in the 1910 season. (He had the Frank T. Heffelfinger 1906-1909) Both the Read and the Wolvin were acquired by Interlake Steamship Company in 1913. I believe he was capain of one or the other of these two ships in the 1911, 1912 and 1913 seasons. Do you have rosters of the masters and can you tell me which boat he had 1911, 12 and 13? Thanks

    • I’m down south for a bit right now and all my records are up north. I’ll try to get you an answer when I get home.

    • I just came across this email from you from back in early 2013. I don’t know if you got the answer to your question but I sure don’t have any record of sending it to you.

      The James H. Reed was built for one of Wolvin’s fleets. She was apparently chartered to the Pittsburgh Steamship Company for the seasons of 1911 and 1912 (no change of owner enrollment but the ABS Record shows her sailing for them those years). In 1913 Wolvin sold this fleet to the new Interlake Steamship Co.

      Wolvin did not publish his captain appointments for 1909. But I don’t find John Tower on the 1908 list. He had the Reed for Wolvin in 1910, for Pittsburgh in 1911 and 1912, and for Interlake in 1913. He moved over to the Wolvin for the 1914 season.

      My sincere apologies for losing your note and therefore not responding to it. I hope this helped.

      Sterling Berry

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