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Alphonso Benjamine Bowers

I'm hoping some of you Bowers can be of help. I am looking for heirs to "Alphonso B. Bowers". He invented the Hydraulic Dredging machine in the 1800's. Please see info at:, It is an interesting story about a famous Bowers!! It is a shame that he died penniless after inventing a great machine that helped build this country.

My grandfather took care of him until his death at 95. I have a lot of papers about him and his fight for his patent . I also have an early model of his famous hydraulic dredge. MIT is interested in the papers but I want to try to find any family that might be interested in them. I came across this site by accident and hope it might shed some light on the subject.
Thank You,