“Lark” O’Connor: The Last of the River Boat Captains

Larkin “Lark” O’Connor, a Civil War veteran, steamboat builder and navigator, was known as “the last of the river captains.” He and his brother, Jim, were household names in Lafayette, where they operated several steamers along the Wabash River for 40 years until 1872. Along with passengers, their freight included corn, logs, lumber, stone, gravel,Continue reading ““Lark” O’Connor: The Last of the River Boat Captains”