Notes for Frederick Bunce Smith: Frederick Bunce Smith lived at Coram, Blue Point, Centerpoint and Patchogue, Long Island, NY. He owned and operated a two masted schooner out of Patchogue. Was a Captain of a coastwise schooner (Mary E. Sydam) would travel from Patchogue to Virginia with produce and return with coal
As documented in the book The Creek by Dr. Fred Jones copyright 1986
"The schooner Mary E. Suydam was owned and operated by Captain Fred Smith of Underwood Street, Patchogue, He operated the schooner to bring coal from Norfolk, Virginia and or Perth Amboy, New Jersey to his coal pocket at the foot of Underwood Street. He also transported other materials for hire, such as brick down from Haverstraw, New York for E. Baily and Sons and seedling Oysters for Oystermen."
Mary E. Sydam; Length- 65' Beam- 19' 2" Draft- 4'6" Gross Ton- 38 Year Built- 1868 Built in Northport Owner- Fred B. Smith
Fred Smith and family moved to11 Underwood Street in 1887. He had a 14-room house built there. They had lived in Blue Point until then. He brought his furniture in New York and sailed it via the Mary E. Suydam schooner. His coal and wood business continued through his lifetime.
The Barteau and Nichols shipyard was purchased by Capt. Fred Smith and he used the northern part (foot of Underwood St.) for his coal business and rented the ships ways to George Bishop, shipbuilder. Mr. R. Tracey conducted a machine shop in the barn of Capt. Smith
More About Frederick Bunce Smith: Date born 2: 1841, New York.1121 Date born 3: 1841, New York.1122 Date born 4: 1845, New York.1123 Occupation: Sea Captain for 59 yrs. Religion: Presbyterian. Residence 1: 11 Underwood Street Patchogue, New York. Residence 2: 1880, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York.1123 Residence 3: 1900, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York.1124 Residence 4: 1900, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York.1125
More About Frederick Bunce Smith and Mary Elizabeth Bunce: Marriage: 23 Nov 1864, New York, Suffolk County, Yaphank by Revernd Charles Sturges.
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