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American Girl 4

Another photo of "American Girl"

 "Jean Victor and the boys began working with Martin Fountain, a master boat builder. Boat building became a favorite job among the Trochesset clan. Their boats, the Indian Girl,the Ruth,and the American Girl became their pride and joy. The American Girl was a racing ship that out ran anything in her class for 14 consecutive years, and in doing so, won the Loving Cup.
On 4 Aug 1903, The "Daily Herald", Biloxi, Mississippi, pg. 6, records his death. Captain Jean Trochesset died this morning at 1:40 after an illness of several weeks, aged 55 years. He was born in Nimes, France, and had been a resident of America for 35 years. Capt. Trochesset was a trustee of the Back Bay public school and owner of the fast schooner "American Girl". He leaves a wife and large family."
From the Trochesset family history

Martin Fountain, builder of "American Girl" was the great-grandfather
of the "Tejana" galley wench.