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Thomas Carter Caroline Carter


Thomas Carter


Caroline (Siteman) Carter

Thomas Carter and his wife Caroline (my great-grandparents) lived in
Summerside around 1870. Thomas carried on a herring business on
Woods Island , exporting as much as over 8000 barrels of herring to
the Baltic. He operated a ship yard at Summerside, employing a
large number of men. Ships from 160 to 180 tons were launched
yearly from this ship yard and also started a
first-time dory
building business there. By 1886, he had sold 135 dories,
reported to be equal to any American dory. He
established a lobster cannery in 1888 at
Wood's Island, also had a General Store,
a hotel & a large sheep farm.

Contributed by Audrey M. Conner
(January 2005)

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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