cornelius vanderbilt :
- n United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)
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- Nicaragua's Canal: Chinese Tycoon Wang Jing Wants to Build It
In a placid lagoon about a mile inland from the Atlantic coast in southeast Nicaragua, the mast of Cornelius Vanderbilt’s dredge boat rises out of the water. The railroad tycoon abandoned it along with his dream of building an interoceanic canal in the 1850s.
June 27, 2013 - BusinessWeek