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Corwin, who was born near Middletown, New York, moved to New York City in 1824. He was ferry master of the Canal Street-Hoboken ferry from 1826-38 and from 1839 had an interest in the steamboat "Napoleon" which ran between New York and Albany. In addition, as a contractor he built numerous wharves, docks, and bridges around New York. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his granddaughter.
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