Thomas W. Kirby

---- first in 1857. He sailed on the ocean ten years and several years upon the lakes. He established a ship yard in Grand Haven in 1869. For thirteen years he was one of the directing spirits of the Michigan Barge company, with headquarters at Grand Haven. Captain Kirby is a business man of wide range, and has marine and general business interests of large dimensions scattered over the country. He is the present mayor of the city.

(1892 Historical and Business Compendium, Ottawa County, Michigan by Hiram Potts, Pg. 198-199)

Transcriber: ES
Created: 23 November 2007