Born Connecticut 1795 Died New York 1878
— Businessman Entrepreneur Philanthropist —Established steamship line in Gulf of Mexico in 1837; Began use of settlement on Berwick Bay as transshipping point for rail-steamer service from New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western Railroad in 1869: Dredged Atchafalaya Bay ship channel in 1872. His enterprises brought growth and prosperity to the Town of Brashear which , in 1876, was renamed Morgan City in his honor.
|Placed By||City of Morgan City Louisiana|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 673299 N 3286300|
|Decimal Degrees||29.69471667, -91.20878333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 41.683', W 91° 12.527'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 41' 40.98" N, 91° 12' 31.62" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||985, 337|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 506 1st St, Morgan City LA 70380, US|
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