Grant, William

GRANT, William, sea captain (b 22 June 1835, Grantville, NS; d 1916, Victoria). He went to sea at age 16 and 6 years later was captain of his own vessel. In 1873 he married a young schoolteacher, Helen Smith (1853–1943), and together they embarked on a life at sea that took them around the world on many adventurous voyages. In 1886 they settled permanently in VICTORIA, where Grant became involved in the FUR SEAL industry. He was a founding member of the Victoria Sealing Co, a merger of most...

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