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Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

A Journal of daily activities at the Elizabeth Marine Ways 1898 to 1925 

June 26, 1920

 

 

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June 26, 1920 and December 25, 1935


 

Steamer Ranger Docked  June 26, 1920  Saturday  for a new Hull 
I laid the floor plan and built this Boat - Double Chained her - used 8 Bbls Oil on her frame - Joseps Megagucy put this oil on - the cabin most new  4 new rooms - 4 Boilers off the Steamer Duquesne - a complete job all around - in the River Thursday November 18, 1920 - new Pitmans  new wheel  3 coats paint

Inspected February 16, 1921  finished February 17, 1920    4'3" Depth of Hull - Width overall 28 ft. - length on Deck 136'5" - length overall 159'5" - Official number 77077 - Tons 141 - Wheel Core 16 1/4" - Diameter of flange 53 1/4" - 4 flanges - 14 Arms - arms 2 3/4 x 6 x 9 x 9' 4" - Bucketts 2" and 3" x 11 x 16' 4 "

 

December 25, 1935

they are wrecking the Steamer Ranger down at the Ways - she was originally the John W. Ailes - she exploded her Boilers and I helped rebuild her. Years later I as foreman rebuilt her and 15 years ago I built her new - widened her Hull 5 ft. and everything to her Cabin new - also new double chain braces and chains - now they are getting a new one of steel - she is one of the last wooden Boats

J W. L. built 1920

June 26, 1920 and December 25, 1935

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