- Existence: 1775-1856
Thatcher Magoun in Massachusetts in 1775. He began his career as a carpenter in Boston and Salem. He eventually opened his own ship building firm and the first in Medford, Mass. on the Mystic River. He retained shares in the ships he built amasssing enough wealth to make him one of the richest men in Medford.
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Overview: Records of merchant and shipowner Thatcher Magoun and his son Thatcher Magoun, Jr., of Boston and Medford, Mass., relating to their involvement in international trade and shipping, 1816-1885.