Nassib Shibley

A family’s tragedy . . .
West Greater Astoria Historical Society 10/08/2012 at 4:31PM

This month we welcome guest columnist Paul Putz Sea captain and wounded Civil War veteran Thaddeus Leighton of Steuben, Maine, moved to New York City sometime around 1882 to operate a tug boat. He took up residence with his wife and four daughters at 418 Vernon Avenue in Queens (today near the Queensboro Bridge pier). [...]