LEWES BOARD OF TRADE
MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1912
On March 10 The Lewes Board of Trade was organized at a public meeting held in the Lewes Town Hall. A number of citizens realizing the value of a Board of Trade on all economic and industrial questions, issued a call which resulted in a hearty response.
George P. Tunnell , one of Lewes' most progressive merchants. Was elected president; F. H. Brewer , vice president; Percy B Vickers, secretary; Charles T. Melson, assistant secretary; Fred C. Wolfe, treasurer. A by laws committee was appointed consisting of Brewer, Vickers and Register.
Ex-Congressman Burton gave an address which dwelt on his efforts while in congress to have the Breakwater extend to our shores and a history of his efforts in that behalf.
William A. Russell entertained with a delightful prophecy “Lewes One Hundred Years From Now” He drew vivid word pictures of the town with its breakwaters, canals, docks and wharves, railway and steamship lines among other various industries.
Mr. Tunnell, the president, is a 'hustler' and will without doubt have the new Board of Trade a 'live wire' in matters pertaining to this old city by the sea.
SOURCE : MORNING NEWS, WILMINGTON MARCH 11 1912