Dictionary of Ulster Biography


Thornton Stratford Lecky (1838 - 1902):

Thornton Lecky was born in Downpatrick, County Down, and was educated at Gracehill. In 1852 he went to sea, conducted many sea surveys and was involved in charting. He was commodore captain of the American Line and Marine Superintendent of the Great Western Railway. Much of his writing deals with navigation. He died in Las Palmas.
Born: 1838
Died: 23 November 1902
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