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Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

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

1917 - 1920

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Various entries 1917 to 1920 


I came over the B & 0 Railroad on the way home from Parkersburg, West Virginia May 16, 1917 after finishing Supt. a new (hull) under Steamer Rival, passed the Rival at Sistersville, West Virginia.

War declared off November 8, 1918 at 10:00 A.M., whistles blow and every one glad. Found it false report after parading. On Monday November 11, 1918 the armistice was signed, the people went wild, everyone knocked off work and had parades all evening.

Shut down at the Marine ways April 25, 1921, starting Monday. I do not think any of the men felt any worse about the strikes and shutdowns than myself. 

Thursday January 22, 1920, Coffer dam at lock #3 let go, sunk the Steamer Sailor, drowned three men. She rolled over, sunk a Derrick boat, and wrecked the third one. Many men had narrow escapes. The Sailor sunk inside the lock.

Friday February 2, 1920 fine weather, ice run out.

To Lock #4 Friday January 30, 1920 borrowed five oak logs from superintendent George Nutt.

Strike on at the Ways July 1, 1920, demand $1.00 per hour, went to work Monday July 12, 1920 at the old rate.

1917 to 1920 events

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