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Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

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

Early Years

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These pages are dated as being written in 1926, indicating they were written after JW's retirement from the Marine Ways, They are a  record of the early work history of JW from 1882 to 1898. Below is a brief description for each page listed. Click on the title below to see that complete journal page.

"Early Years 1" shows that JW started his work life in 1876 on several farms. This page also gives a brief history of W.W.O''Neil Company.

"Early Years 2" starts JW's life long activity of working on the rivers. 1882 at Walton's Barge Yard, 1889 at W.W. O'Neil, and in 1898 starting at Elizabeth Marine Ways.

"Early Years 3" names men who worked at O'Neils Mine Tipple and Landing in 1887. This page also lists the boats owned by Horner & Roberts Boat Yard in 1884.

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