Author Gerald T. Girvin extends special gratitude for the assistance he has received from the staffs of the Rochester Public Library in Rochester, N.Y., the Public Archives of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, the Seymour Library in Ogdensburg, N.Y., the Oswego Public Library in Oswego, N.Y., and the Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, in Toronto, Ontario; and his very special thanks is extended to Mary Maclean of the Cobourg Public Library of Cobourg, Ontario, Lilian Roemer, of the Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society, in Rochester, N.Y., Greg Quail of the Rochester Maritime Institute in Rochester. N.Y., and Walter Lewis, of Acton, Ontario.


Author James W. Towart extends appreciation to Elizabeth H. Stringfellow, of Johns Island, S.C., for her contributions to the Chapter "The Johns Island Expedition."


The editors wish to acknowledge the contribution made by Ann Holland, Melinda Kramer, and Pamela Towart for their careful proof reading of the text, all of Jacksonville, Florida and to Roger Long, of Port Clinton, Ohio for his incisive editorial comments.