Inaugural Opening for Statue of Sir William Wheelwright in Caldera Atacama Chile
Wheelwright Museum Of The American Indian
Charles Wesley Godwin sings Nicholas Jamerson’s “It’s a Long Way to Wheelwright”
William Wheelwright was a businessman who played an essential role in the development of steamboat and train transportation in Chile and other parts of South America. In 1838, with help from the Chilean government, he founded the Pacific Steam Navigation Company which commenced operations on October 15, 1840 and provided commercial sea access to cities such as Valparaíso and El Callao.