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This postcardwith the above message was mailed to a lady in Wisconsin on May 8, 1884, after"Ella" had arrived in Saugatuck after a difficult crossing.


It is probablethe J. S. Moffat in the address is John Shaw Moffat, a brother of William ShawMoffat who was the father of Hattie, later Mrs. Charles E. Bird. Ella wasHattie's sister.


Hattie and Charles E. Bird, aSaugatuck druggist and part owner of the boat line of Rogers & Bird werethe parents of Harry Moffat, Carl, Hazel (Sullivan), Cary Hanchet,Eiita (Graves) and John Moffat.