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Captain Joseph Patrick Coghlan

Captian Joseph Patrick Coghlan became magistrate of Vreed-en-Hoop during the ending of the 1920s.  He occupied the building which became the first West Demerara school.

His popularity in the town is apparent in the fact that a road two blocks away was named Coghlan Dam.  He was an advocate for bridging the Demerara river, which finally happened in 1978, 20 years after his death.


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Last modified: 07/17/04