Tag: West Jersey Ferry

The Arctic - built in 1879 for The West Jersey Ferry
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The West Jersey Ferry (Excerpted)

This ferry was established about 1800 by Abraham Browning, Sr., an intelligent and enterprising farmer of the territory now braced in Stockton Township.

John G Hutchison
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John G. Hutchison

John G. Hutchison was the superintendent of the West Jersey Ferry for more than 30 years and was a Camden "lifer."

West Jersey Ferry (aka Market Street Ferry) Depot, Circa 1895
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West Jersey Ferry (aka Market Street Ferry)

Photos and excerpts about the West Jersey Ferry (aka Market Street Ferry) Depot

1808 illustration of Philadelphia - Camden horse ferry
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Vintage Photos of the Central Camden Waterfront

In the beginning Camden was just settlement of a few farms and a couple ferries to and from Philadelphia run by the Cooper Family.

William J Sewell
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William Joyce Sewell

William Joyce Sewell was born on December 6, 1835 in Ireland. Orphaned at a young age, he emigrated to the United States in 1851. He was for a time employed in mercantile business in New York City, made several voyages as a sailor on merchant vessels, afterward engaged in business in Chicago, IL. He moved to Camden NJ in 1860.

Charles A. Aceto
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Charles A. Aceto

CHARLES ANGELO ACETO was born in Italy on April 16, 1891 and came to America with his father in 1900. He threw himself into his education and into becoming proficient in the English language. He went into the bus and taxi business for himself with one station wagon, and by 1924 was operating a fleet of eight buses, providing regular service between the Market Street ferry and Parkside.

John G Hutchison
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Captain Hutchison Buried

Captain John G. Hutchison, the veteran superintendent of the West Jersey Ferry was laid at rest in Evergreen Cemetery this afternoon.