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Dunnock Johnson Family ~ Dorchester & Washington DC

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The caption reads: Captain Lee B. Woolford, master of Emma GIles for many years. Courtesy of Mrs. William G. Linthicum. [from Steamboats on the Chesapeake]

Lee Woolford was the nephew of Sarah Brooks Woolford and thus the 1st cousin of Eliza Jane Dunnock Johnson whose husband Cornelius was also captain of a Bay steamer. Mrs. Linthicum is one of Capt Lee's daughters.


The Emma Giles, built in 1887. For most of her 50 plus years of service, Lee B. Woolford was her captain. [Steamboat on the Chesapeake]


Top shows Baltimore's Light Street wharf area c. 1900, The Cambridge built by the Johnson family line is 3rd from right. She was said to be the the fastest steamer on the Bay.

Her sisters were the Tred Avon, a screw steamer who called out of Baltimore for more than 55 years and the Choptank, in service for 34 years.

Bottom shows Baltimore harbor in 1912. Cambridge is at far background of image. [Steamboats on the Chesapeake]