Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Abernethy, James

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ABERNETHY, JAMES, a Scotch civil engineer, born in Aberdeen in 1815. As a boy he assisted on the extension of the London docks, and afterward designed and built the lock and dock at Aberdeen, the docks at Swansea, Newport, Cardiff, and Hull, and the Cavour canal in Italy. He died in 1896.