Re: Harbor Master Records - J Jilote
Subject: Re: Harbor Master Records
From: J Jilote
Date: July 01, 1999

Dear Ed,

Would you please lookup on your list of Harbour Pilots the
name of A. (Antoni) NIELSON/NEILSON (SEN). He was a
Lightship/house Capt. in the late 1800's and early 1900's in

I have found more information in the Charleston City
Directories than anywhere else. They would sometimes list
not only the title, but also the ship name. I have noticed
that the Chas. Library has added new volumes to their City
Directories dating back to c.1790's. What a Find!

I have received some information on the ship A. NIELSON
captained through Bob Browning, Historian for the US Coast
Guard. The report just basically said what his position was
onboard the Lightship and the rest was on the ship ie.
height, size, builders, etc.

Hope this of some use. Below I have included info on the
USCG Historian.

Always Searching,
Janet Nielson Jilote
Chas, SC
Bob Browning

Historian, US Coast Guard
US Coast Guard Historian's Office (G-CP-4)
2100 2nd Street, SW
Washington, DC  20593

Phone: (202) 267-2596
Fax:     (202) 267-4309

[email protected].

-----Original Message-----
From: Edgar Taylor 
To: [email protected] 
Date: Thursday, July 01, 1999 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: Harbor Master Records

Hi Daniel- By harbor masters I am presuming you may be
looking for harbor
pilots. I have not found such records- if you do find such
please let me
know. My gggrandfather, Capt. Samuel Chapman, was a harbor
pilot just before
the War between the States. During the war he took his
family away from
Charleston as I suspect others might have done. My research
and letters to
the presnt day pilots association have only yielded a list
of pilots in the
late 1800s, which included my great uncle James Chapman.
Earlier records
seem to be missing. There was also a list of pilots which
appeared in the
city director in the early 1800.There may be other such
listing in the city
directors. I have not been able to check later directories
out for a listing
of pilots.
To my knowledge, little research hs been done on early SC-NC
pilots and
their families. I found one - George Thompson - in the
Colonial records. He
is probably the ancestor of the Thompson family who have
been seamen.
I would very much like to know if you have an ancestor who
was a harbor
pilot. Please e-mail me directly. My research has indicated
that pilots and
probably ship builders formed a  in which there
were a number of
intermarriges between the families.
I hope you get a more positive response from someone else.
Ed T of PGH
>From: Daniel Gannon 
>To: [email protected]
>Subject: Harbor Master Records
>Date: Sun, Jun 27, 1999, 8:22 PM

Would anyone know if there are such things as Harbor Master
Records for
>the Port of Charleston during and before the Civil War,say
From 1840 to
>1865 and where they could be found?
>  Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to
>   Dan
>Daniel R.M.Ginnane-Gannon

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