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 Richard Alexander Moore

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Richard Alexander Moore

Captain of the C&O Canal boat "George H. Moore" (named for his son). Boat was originally built by William Young, in 1869. Employed on the canal by R.A. Moore, 1/1/1878.

On September 11, 1895 at Lock 22, the boat "Excelsior" arrived, and tried to lock through. The lockkeeper was so drunk, he opened the lower gate paddles too early. The boat hit the mitre sill, broke in half, and sank with its 113 tons of coal. Richard A. Moore, the owner of the boat, collected over $1,300 in damages, and the lockkeeper was fired.


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  • Created by: Cenantua
  • Added: 26 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52887750
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Alexander Moore (6 Mar 1849–25 Jul 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52887750, citing Park Head Cemetery, Big Pool, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Cenantua (contributor 46953050) .