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*) are life members.] Allen, Edward F. Allen, Oscar H. Andrews, Gustavus F. Archibald, Warren M. Atherton, Miss Lily B. Atwood, Miss Louise. Ayers, Miss Alice E. Ayers, Fred E. Baer, John Willis. Balcom, Edward H. Barker, Abner H. Barker, William S., Jr. Barrett, Miss Mary C. Barstow, Rev. John. Bean, James. Bemis, Miss Fannie E. Bird, Charles H. Black, Miss E. Adelaide. Blanchard, Miss Sarah J. *Boynton, Hon. Eleazer. Brooks, FrederBarker, William S., Jr. Barrett, Miss Mary C. Barstow, Rev. John. Bean, James. Bemis, Miss Fannie E. Bird, Charles H. Black, Miss E. Adelaide. Blanchard, Miss Sarah J. *Boynton, Hon. Eleazer. Brooks, Frederick. Brooks, Henry. Brown, Mrs. Abby D. Brown, David H. Brown, Edward B. Brown, Mrs. Harriet W. Bullard, B. F. Burbank, Miss Ella L. Burbank, Miss Ida E. Buss, Herman L. Chandler, Dr. N. F. Chany, Miss A. Clara. Chipman, Miss Bessie. Clark, Mrs. Annie G. Clark, Miss Mary S. Clark, Miss Sarah L. Cleaves, Dr. James E. Cleaves, Mrs. Emmie N. Coffin, Freeman C. Converse, M. M. Cordis, Mrs. Adelaide E. Craig, Wm. C. Crockett, George W.
to be established as a great local industry, and the noble vessels launched from our yards were to carry the American flag all over the world. The pioneer in this movement, so eventful to the town, was Thatcher Magoun. This great ship-builder was born in Pembroke, Mass., June 17, 1775, the day on which the battle of Bunker Hill was fought. He early took up the trade of a ship-carpenter, and served his time with Enos Briggs, at Salem, where he remained five years. From Salem he went to Mr. Barker's yard, in Charlestown (now the Navy Yard), where he worked and studied two years, assisting in moulding, for which art he showed a marked aptitude. There, it is said, he made the model of the first vessel he ever built, the brig Mt. Aetna. Mr. Magoun was not a man to remain content with a subordinate position in his trade, and he determined to begin business on his own account. Living then alongside the Mystic river, he did not fail to observe the advantages which its sloping banks and