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Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

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

January 1918

 

 

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December 1917 was according to JW the "worst winter" with "the thickest ice I have ever seen."  The photos below are dated January 1918, taken from various locations along the Monongahela River, showing the thick ice JW wrote about.  My impression is that the photographer, most probably Captain Robert Eberhart, drove along the river taking the photos at these locations. There are additional comments on January 2, 1918 and January 15, 1918, and not ending until February 1918,

A craft of some type locked in the ice    The photographers companion waits on top of the hill

Same location as previous photo with closer look at ice formations    West Brownsville

Duq may refer to Duquesne as location of photo    River has ice from shore to shore

New Eagle    with barge stuck in ice    Risher Landing which would be Dravosburg

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