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Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

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

March 27, 1939

 

 

March 27, 1939


 

Monday March 27, 1939   they are wrecking some old Buildings at the Marine Ways that have seen Steam Boat building and River Craft in days of real Activity. The old Saw Mill rebuilt from the old Walton Mill of West Elizabeth. I have seen this the fourth time Burned   twice to the ground   then the joiner Mill and Pump Shop where many Steam Boat Cabins and Outfits were framed and thousands of Pumps were fabricated when each piece of coal towing equipment required two pumps in each piece from 8 to 12 ft in length built of clear poplar. I am sorry to see these Land Marks go but it is the new Order of the times   very few of the old Mechanics are left   the newer ones have little conception of those years

 

March 27, 1939

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