William B. Guyles (1815-1896)


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William B. Guyles (1815-1896)

A prominent Lake Erie ship captain for two decades, Guyles later became a marine inspector for a commercial insurance company and was active in Ohio City government, serving several terms on City Council. He is credited with providing the original design for the Cleveland Breakwater. Guyles lived in the house at 2902 Franklin Boulevard from 1873 until his death in 1896. This sketch of him appeared with his obituary in the August 16, 1896 edition of the Plain Dealer.


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