Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Bay City boy who became a major shipbuilder

The true story of a boy who became a major shipbuilder. This is a quote from the article:
"Harry J. Defoe was born in Bay City Sept. 2, 1875, son of a Great Lakes sailor, Joseph DeFoe, and nephew to a local boat builder, John DeFoe. As a boy Harry liked to whittle toy sail and tug boats and float them in the Saginaw River. As a teenager he built working steamboats from wood and scraps of metal. Harry became a teacher and even served as a school principal but his heart was focused on the river and its vessels."

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