page contains pictures of those who worked at the Elizabeth Marine Ways
during the early 1900s. A few of the pictures have names to help
identify the men. If you have additional information on any of the
men in these pictures please contact me.
When you click
on the picture on this page you will be taken to a larger version of the
picture, I have intentionally left these as a large file which means it
could take a few seconds to download. As a large picture it will
give you the ability to see the faces easier.
picture is from the collection of the Elizabeth Township Historical
Society. It shows the Steamer W.W. O'Neil on the top yard at the
Elizabeth Marine Ways, with her wheel off. The picture was taken circa 1900,
based upon the history of the early boats at the Ways and the fact that
W.W. O'Neil is included in the picture.
names on the back of the picture have many gaps and is difficult to follow
because of the uneven lines the men were in.
Comments are welcome.
photo, also from the collection of the Elizabeth Township Historical
Society, was taken around 1902. This date is based upon the approximate
age (9) of
my grandfather, Bill Lynch - Waterboy, shown sitting on the table in the
middle of the picture.
is unknown, there were no names on the back of the photo. From the
collection of the Elizabeth Township Historical Society.
photo appeared in the June 1978 issue of S&D Reflector with several
other photos taken at the Elizabeth Marine Ways. The approximate time
frame is 1905.
are dated 1907, my grandfather is Bill Lynch and was 14
years old. Divers are mentioned in the journal as doing work on the
"tracks" which lead from the river into the boat yard. The
boats were pulled into the yard on these tracks.
two pictures are related to the building of the replica of the Steamer New
Orleans during late summer 1911. The first picture appeared in the
S&D Reflector in an article about the Steamer New Orleans and the
second picture is from the collection of ETHS.
This photo appears in the book " The Monongahela, River of Dreams,
River of Sweat" by Arthur Parker and is credited with being taken
at the Elizabeth Marine Ways. Arthur Parker indicates the picture is
from the collection of Consolidation Coal, The Combine.
The Slackwater is mentioned in the journal in
Click here to see the Steamer
two photos are from the collection of the Elizabeth Marine Ways. Based
upon the fact they are part of the collection of the Elizabeth Marine Ways
it seems highly probable that the photos were taken in the office of the
Elizabeth Marine Ways. Based upon the dress of the workers and the
decor I am dating these photos as early 1920s.
about the Office Staff during the early 1920s.
two pictures are from the collection of the Elizabeth Marine
first picture is Captain Ellis Foster taken during July 1934 at Lock 1,
river unknown. It is known that Captain Ellis Foster was master of the
Steamer Ranger in 1938, in 1934 when this picture is dated his job
responsibilities are unknown.
picture was labeled as "Deck Hands" with no other information
given. This photo has been identified by the granddaughter of Ellis Foster
as being Theodore Foster, brother of Ellis, who is seen in the photo on the
left. It would be a logical assumption that since both photos were found
together that they may have been taken by the same individual at the same
time, July 1934, an assumption only.