Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 242 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF ;DALLAS COUSNTY.
the most influential citizens of the city.
Among those most active are Captain Sidney
Smith, Captain J. Pinck. Thomas, Colonel D.
C. Mitchell, Colonel J. B. Simpson, Colonel
Henry Exall and Hon. John H. Cochran and
In July, 1890, John H. Cochran, J. Pinck.
Thomas and W. C. Wolff secured a charter
for a company known as " The Trinity Navigation
and Improvement Company;" capital
stock $100,000; shares $100 each. The following
were the charter members:
J. Pinck. Thomas, James Arbuckle, A. L.
Watts, B. M. Bond, W. I. Lemmons, C. E.
Perry, J. H. Webster, Hugh Blakeney, D. C.
Mitchell, W. C. Wolff. John H. Cochran,
president; Sidney Smith, vice-president;
James B. Simpson, treasurer.
This company built a steamboat 64 feet
long and 12 feet across the deck, and launched
it in the fall of 1891. It drew only seven
inches light, and estimated to be 300-barrel
capacity. It was used in cutting away obstructions
from Dallas to Liberty, Texas. It
is used at this time in shipping railroad ties
to Riverside for the use of the International
the pilot of that boat; Judge James Bently.
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/242/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.