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Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

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

March 4, 1934



March 4, 1934


Sunday 4th ( March) Temperature 48o to 58o  heavy fog and at 8:10 AM Rain lightly   the ice is going out today and a Big River over 28 ft. Four Steam Boats and 18 Barges of the Jones and Laughlin fleet broke loose at Floreff early this AM   came over the Dam at Lock #3 and were landed by Carnegie Boats at Bell Bridge bend. 20 or more Steele Barges of the Carnegie line broke loose at Colonial Mines and the Steamers A.O. Ackard and Donora and Edgar Thompson have been picking them up in front of the Town   quite a few of them are sunk   several of them at Dam #3   two are stuck on the comb of the Dam   the River is bank full of heavy ice. Raining at 6:30 PM

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