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Biographical Sketch of Nils B. Nelson

Nelson, Nils B.; steamboat inspector; born, Sweden, Jan. 5, 1856; educated in Sweden; having come of a sea-faring family, spent his summer vacations from his early youth on board sailing vessels; after leaving school and before coming to this country, served his apprenticeship on board sailing vessels on long voyages; in 1873, came to Cleveland; for sixteen years, served on sailing vessels and steamers of various grades; in 1905, appointed local inspector of steamboats; in 1912, was appointed U. S. supervising inspector of steamboats for the 9th District; past pres. of the Ship-Masters Ass’n; member Athletic Club, Forest City Commandery, K. T., Al Koran Temple, N. M. S., and of the Lake Erie Consistory.

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