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Jacob Aaron Westervelt

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Westervelt & MacKay
 
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  • Mayor
    New York
  • Dock Commissioner Pioneering
    New York
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Jacob Westervelt - List of New York city mayors @ newyorkcityfaq.com
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Jacob Westervelt
Jacob Aaron Westervelt ( 1800 -?) was a shipbuilder in the mid- 1800s , and a mayor of New York City 1853 - 1855 . He was born in Bergen County, New Jersey , and went to sea at an early ag...
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List of New York city mayors >> Jacob Westervelt
Jacob Westervelt
Jacob Aaron Westervelt ( 1800 -?) was a shipbuilder in the mid- 1800s , and a mayor of New York City 1853 - 1855 .
He was born in Bergen County, New Jersey , and went to sea at an early age, but was then apprenticed to the shipbuilder Christian Bergh . When Bergh retired in 1833 (or 1835 ?), he left the business to his two sons, Westervelt, and Richard Carnley , and later Westervelt bought out the partners to become sole owner.Later he partered with a MacKay (not to be confused with Donald McKay ) to form "Westervelt & MacKay", and still later with his sons Daniel and Aaron .
His shipyard produced United States Navy ships such as the screw sloop USS Brooklyn , and many other steamships , and also clipper ships, such as the Hornet , N.B.Palmer , Sweepstakes , and Contest .
By 1856 he had retired.
The mayor of New York, ...
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The mayor of New York, Jacob A. Westervelt, officiated at her daughter's wedding.
Hart Island start of Fort Schuyler Marine Academy: Part 3
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Above is an image of Jacob Aaron Westervelt whose ship building company constructed in 1851 at its 17th Street East River yards the NY-Havre line packet Mercury that was acquired in 1869 by the PC&C Commissioners for use as the Hart Island nautical school ship.
It was one of some 240+ vessels his company built during his 50+ years in the business.
Westervelt, who had served as an assistant alderman in 1840, was elected mayor by a coalition of reform Democrats and Whigs (pre-Republicans).
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From 1870 until his death in 1879, Westervelt served as NYC Dock Commissioner pioneering and overseeing major improvements.
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Jacob Westervelt
Jacob Westervelt - Factbites
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Jacob Westervelt
Jacob Aaron Westervelt (1800 -?) was a shipbuilder[?] in the mid-1800s, and a mayor of New York City 1853 - 1855.
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Jacobus Westervelt was the son of Benjamin Westervelt and Maria Lishier.
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Westervelt designed and built in connection with Edward Mills, the steamships Washington and Herman, pioneer American ocean liners.
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Jacob A. Westervelt received high political honors and was Mayor of New York in 1852.
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The diary of Robert Underhill, which records his 1856 travels on the Sweepstakes, reveals that Jacob Westervelt, whose sons Daniel and Aaron owned the yard that built the ship, was also traveling on this voyage to San Francisco and the Orient.
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WESTERVELT : VAN WESTERVELT : I am looking for anyone who knows that they came from the Westervelts that used to be the Van Westervelts and they settled in Westervelt, Pennsylvania.
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Jacob Westervelt Information
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Jacob Westervelt, of this city, is hurrying forward another of the gun-boats.
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Owners: Jacob A. Westervelt (builder), Robert Carnley, Jr., William W. Pell, and Capt.
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Christian Bergh had reopened his former yard and had taken on the younger Jacob A. Westervelt as an assistant.
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Eagle and Morro Castle were built for Spofford Tileston and Company, and Westervelt had great pride in having built the clippers N.
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While table appointments are about as humble as a saddle blanket (light, greaseless nachos, for instance, arrive in plastic baskets, and bottles of hot sauce and ketchup flank the paper-napkin dispenser), Longo and his staff (including Cowboy's chef, Jacob Westervelt) cut few corners when it comes to the food.
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GEN-NYS-L Archives: Re: WESTERVELT AND MACKAY SHIPYARD (Site not responding.Last check: 2007-10-26)
"Jacob Westervelt served his apprenticeship under Christian Bergh [called
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Street Book mentioned in its section on Westervelt.
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Cleveland - Photo Gallery - Cowboy Stylin' - That trayful of food next to Chef Jacob Westervelt is the Cowboy combo: ...
Cleveland - Photo Gallery - Cowboy Stylin' - That trayful of food next to Chef Jacob Westervelt is the Cowboy combo: Ribs, pulled pork, brisket, fries -- the works.
That trayful of food next to Chef Jacob Westervelt is the Cowboy combo: Ribs, pulled pork, brisket, fries -- the works.
- Jacob Westervelt, American ...
pravda.film.fr.wikimiki.org, 11 Sept 2001 [cached]
- Jacob Westervelt, American shipbuilder and mayor of New York (died 1856)
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