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Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

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

February 1908

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February 9, 1908 to March 22, 1908


 

Sunday February 9, 1908    Big Fire at Marine Ways  Burnt Saw Mill - Planeing Mill - Pump Shops and Joiner Dept, Stock House and old Brick Office   between 3 and 4 Oclock P.M.   Loss from 30 to 40 Thousand $.  tinner shop burnt at this time.  John Wiegel is Super at this time

At work Monday February 10, 1908 with gang on Model Barge 42 for repairs   finished her Thursday afternoon

Tuesday February 11, 1908  Little Fred towed to Browns Shop by Steamer Charlie Clark.

Friday February 21, 1908 have 7 men on Model Barge # 70

Saturday February 29, 1908 on Model Barge Kentuck

Sunday March 1, 1908  rain all day

March 2, 1908  on Model Barge Kentuck and # 72  # 106

Sunday March 8, 1908  Early sunshine then hard rain all day

West Bennet  old Ways hand,  died March 7, 1908 at 1 AM

Saturday March 14, 1908 finished Model Barges # 103 - 106 - 72 and gunnel Barge Romeo.  at Pittsburgh this eve  Home on the Bummer.1

Friday March 20, 1908  repaired Wheel on Steamer Charlie Clark 21st   2 men on Bulldozer #3 - 2 men on J.C. Risher repairing sheav(e) boxes

Sunday March 22  fine day

1  Bummer may be a reference to the last trolley that runs each night.

February 9, 1908 to March 22, 1908

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