LAHEY

Bob Wilson said...
Re: The William Lahey company of Newburgh/New Windsor NY...My great grabdfather Chas. Cavanaugh spent his working life at the Mid-Hudson brickyards from about 1870 until he stopped work in 1913. By then, he had become a brick barge captain for the Laheys. It was great to see the photo here of the Lahey barge named the "Ann Lahey" with its crew out of Lahey's Fiskill yard and of the Lahey brick itself from your collection.

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  1. As a footnote to the above, Cavanaugh, at age 66, who was born in County Leitrim in Ireland, was forced to retire from Lahey's In December, 1913 because he had become deaf. His home was on The Middle Hill in New Windsor Village. He took a job with the Bradley Axe Company as a watchman.Lter in the month, he was on his way to work along the West Shore RR right of way when he was struck and killed by the locomotive of an express passenger train near Plum Point.

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  2. do you have a picture of the barge or a brick from the barge?

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  3. There is a photo of the LAHEY barge on the website:
    http://brickcollecting.com/collection.htm

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  4. hi my name is ian lahey i live in the uk and i come accross this site and i was wondering if i could have one of those bricks with the name lahey on it please my email is LhI86@aol.com please email me kind regards ian

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