An 1859 Perilous Event in the Life of the Steamer Ploughboy

By John C. Carter Introduction: Thomas, John and Theodore Park were the operators of Park Brothers and Park & Company.* They were ship owners, commission forwarders and wharfingers, and they also maintained a shipyard at Amherstburg with John McLeod. They owned vessels outright, in partnership with others, or acted as shipping agents and suppliers. Their … Continue reading An 1859 Perilous Event in the Life of the Steamer Ploughboy