Wednesday, June 1, 2016
LEWES PILOT CAPTAIN THOMAS J. VIRDEN .
May 6, 1939 Capt. Thomas J. Virden becomes president of the Delaware River and Bay Pilots Association which pay tribute to a member, and a family, who merits the honor. The Virden family of river pilots have been an influence in the direction of the pilot group since the beginning. Historical names confined to this occupation are Connell, Clampitt, Rowland, Maull, howard, West, Marshall, Wesley, Chambers and Virden, all of which lived in Lewes.