Barge 87 is first mentioned as being at the Elizabeth Marine Ways on
February 17, 1909.
photo above shows the replica of the
NEW ORLEANS on a trial run during October 1911 at the Elizabeth Marine
Ways before she begins her historic recreation of the voyage of the
original NEW ORLEANS. Behind the NEW ORLEANS are two Model Barges,
including 87. Model Barge 87 was docked on
1, 1911 and did not depart until October 20, 1911.