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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (E)
Eckford, Henry

(1775-1832) Native of Irvine, Ayrshire. On the outbreak of the War of 1812, he built several ships for the American Government to use on the Great Lakes. In 1820 he was appointed Naval Constructor at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and there built six ships of the line. In 1822 he built the steamer "Robert Fulton," which made the first successful steam voyage to New Orleans and Havana. He gave New York the reputation as the best builder of wooden ships in the world.

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