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)
Created: 23 November 2007