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Michael Moran (1833-1906) - Killara, Co. Westmeath, IR to NY

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Michael Moran (1833-1906) - Killara, Co. Westmeath, IR to NY

Posted: 24 Jul 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 11:38AM GMT
Surnames: Moran
Per a recent "American History," magazine, Michael Moran, (1833-1906), a native of Killara, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, emigrated to the United States with his family in 1850, settling in Frankfort, New York. At the age of 17, Moran worked on the Erie Canal, driving mules tht pulled the cargo barges. In 1860, he moved to New York City, where he purchased a one-half interest in a tugboat. Eventually, he owned a fleet of tugs and operated the leading towing company in the port of New York. Moran's legacy continues today; the company he began remains one of the largest tugboat businesses in the United States.
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