Leadership

A Noted Engineer.

Issue 6 and Volume 1892 11.

A Noted Engineer. The subject of our sketch, F. Hopkinson Smith, is a native of Baltimore, where he was born in 1838. Mr. Smith, after leaving school, spent the earlier years of his life in the manufacturing business in that city, and at the age of twenty-one filled the responsible position of superintendent of the Calvert Iron Company. At the close of the civil war Mr. Smith moved from Baltimore to New York city, where he established himself as a constructing engineer and contractor, and entered upon the work of constructing, under contract with the United States Government, a number of lighthouses and breakwaters on Long Island sound. Among the most noteworthy of the important works of this nature with the building of which Mr. Smith’s name is associated, are the breakwater at Bridgeport, Conn., the jetties at the mouth of the Connecticut river, the first section of the Block…

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