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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Death of the Captain of William B. Astor's Yacht in Pelham on October 8, 1888

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William B. Astor, Jr. (July 12, 1830 - April 25, 1897) was a grandson of John Jacob Astor.  He inherited a substantial portion of the family fortune.  During the 1880s he had a steam yacht named the Nourmahal.  The Captain of that yacht for a time was Samuel

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