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FIRST LICENSED RIVER PILOT
When: Tuesday, May 15th at 12 noon
Where: Golden Leaf Banquet Center, 2902 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, Iowa
Cost: The cost for lunch is $18 CHDF members; $20 Non-members
RSVP: Mail check, payable to CDHF c/o Donald O'Shea, 3113 2nd St., Moline, IL 61265
Questions? Please contact Don at (309) 762-8156 or email@example.com
Reservations in advance are required.
Philip Suiter became one of the famous riverboat pilots in LeClaire that helped pilot riverboats through the dangerous Rock Island Rapids. Hear from Philip Suiter's descendent Stephen Suiter at this Lunch & Learn program presented by the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation (CDHF) on Tuesday, May 15th at 12 noon at the Golden Leaf Banquet Center, 2902 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, Iowa.
Philip Suiter moved his family to LeClaire, Iowa, in 1836. One of the first settlers in LeClaire, Philip began studying the rapids, learning its cross-currents, locating the rocks, and charting the channel. He soon became recognized as an expert in navigating the rapids, and was the first licensed floating raft pilot in the area.
For more information on CDHF membership, volunteer opportunities, and the Colonel Davenport House, visit their website at www.davenporthouse.org.
About the CDHF
The Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation (CDHF) is a nonprofit volunteer group that works to preserve Colonel George Davenport's former home and share his story with the community. The Colonel Davenport House was built in 1833-1834 and is on the North end of Arsenal Island in the Quad Cities. Colonel Davenport was the first permanent European settler in the Quad Cities. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Foundation relies on volunteers to maintain and operate the house. It is open for tours from May through October. For more information, visit their website at www.davenporthouse.org.
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