Smith, Francis Hopkinson
1938 - Born in Baltimore, Maryland on the 23rd of October. Francis Hopkinson Smith, a noted engineer, artist, and writer.
- Smith's engineering firm was in business for thirty years, contracting many projects with the Federal Government, including the building of the Race Rock Lighthouse, the Block Island Break-water, the sea wall on Staten Island, the foundations for the Statue of Liberty, and the architectural plans for the Mosquito Inlet Lighthouse.
1866 - Smith married Josephine Van Deventer on April 26th.
1885-1897 - He wrote numerous travelogues including: Old Lines in New Black and White, Well-Worn Roads, A White Umbrella in Mexico, Gondola Days and The Venice of To-Day.
1898 - Smith painted and wrote many notable books, a best seller of which was his novel Caleb West: Master Diver, recounting his construction of the Race Rock Lighthouse.
1915 - Died on the 7th of April in New York City.
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