Museum Receives Painting of Ship Anahuac

Museum Receives Painting of Ship Anahuac

Recently, on a beautiful September morning, Custom House Maritime Museum Executive Director Joan Whitlow, and former museum curator Kevin MacDonald, traveled to Maine, to meet with Mrs. Ellen Grant, whose great-grandfather was Captain George Prescott Spalding, of...
Jacob Little: “Great Bear of Wall Street”

Jacob Little: “Great Bear of Wall Street”

Descended from George Little, who arrived from England to the 5-year-old Newberry Plantation in 1640, Jacob Little was born March 19, 1797, to Jacob Sr., a merchant, and Hannah (Sawyer). Jacob Sr. made his fortune throughout the 1790s and early 1800s, until the...