What is that strange craft sitting in the river to the
left of center in the photo on the left? The photo on the right
gives a closer view.
This photo was taken looking at the back of the craft,
still the function is only a guess.
The poor quality photo above gives the impression that
this craft is COLLIER # 4.
photos of COLLIER #4
COLLIER # 4 is
mentioned by JW in his journal with several entries, the first of which
January 16, 1919 when the craft has
The next three
entries tell a story: On
June 14, 1920
the COLLIER docks for 10 days of repairs. leaving on
June 24,1920 she goes a short distance down
river and is sunk, and on
July 2, 1920 she
is back at the Ways for repairs.
The final entries
February 27, 1923 when she is sold
and then on
March 24, 1923 she might be in
the process of being dismantled.