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Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

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

FALLIE

Home ] Up ] [ FALLIE ] COAL CITY ] PACIFIC NO. 2 ] ACORN ] JIM WOOD ] VOLUNTEER ] DAVE WOOD ] THE LEADER ] CLIPPER ] CHARLES BROWN ] JAMES MOREN ] MARINER ] HORNET NO. 2 ] MAYFLOWER ] ROBERT JENKINS ] JAMES G. BLAINE ] Scows ] DEFENDER ] CHARLEY HOOK ] WINNIFRED ] MAGGIE ] T. J. WOOD ] I. N. BUNTON No. 2 ] HARRY P. JONES ] TOM LYSLE ]

 

 

 

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Steamer FALLIE photo taken about 1918.   Photo from S&D Reflector December 1982

The FALLIE was a frequent visitor to the Elizabeth Marine Ways from 1900 to 1920. On December 29, 1906 she docks for repairs after sinking.   JW lists all the men who work on her during January 1909.  During June 1920 she has extensive repairs before leaving for Mexico on July 16, 1920, this was one of JW's first jobs as Superintendent.

Photo of Steamer FALLIE from collection of William Fels   

This photo of the Steamer FALLIE is dated between 1894 and 1900.  Gary Imwalle dated it for the following reason, " The picture shows that the stacks were raised and lowered with the old "A frame" style mechanism, when owned by the Combine she had hinged stacks as shown in the picture on your site."  Gary refers to the photo above. The Combine purchased the FALLIE during 1900.

Determining the location took a little more detective work.  The bridge in the background is the key to the location.  Gary narrowed the possible locations to five and his primary choice was Brownsville, PA.  He was not able to locate a photo of the railroad bridge between Brownsville and West Brownsville during this time period so we turned to Glenn Tunney, a Brownsville Historian.  Glenn sent a postcard photo, from the collection of Ray Christner, showing the bridge and once Gary counted X Braces he declared the bridges a match and Brownsville the location of this photo. To see these photos follow the link to Brownsville Bridges page.

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