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William Wheelwright

Born: Mar 18, 1798

Death: Sep 26, 1873

Birthplace: Merrimac

Nationality: United States

William Wheelwright

Date of Birth : Mar 18, 1798
Date of Death : Sep 26, 1873
Birth Place : Merrimac

William Wheelwright was a businessman who played an essential role in the development of steamboat and train transportation in Chile and other parts of South America. In 1838, with help from the Chilean government, he founded the Pacific Steam Navigation Company which commenced operations on October 15, 1840 and provided commercial sea access to cities such as Valparaiso and El Callao.

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