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Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

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

January 15, 1918

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January 15, 1918 to February 2, 1918


Steamer Enterprise Docked Tuesday January 15, 1918 for repairs to her bottom and floor timbers

Steamer J.C. Risher Docked Thursday January 17, 1918 for repairs to sheet iron and rudders    off Saturday Eve 19th

Saturday January 19, 1918   very cold and windy all day    river broke up by Steam Boats and this Pool run out today   running full of new ice   the 4th week of Freeze up

Sunday January 20, 1918   6 degrees below zero

Monday January 21, 1918   14 degrees below zero    Monday night warmer with 4" of Snow    the River froze up tight and the Boats all tied up

Saturday morning February 2, 1918   3 degrees below zero   the River full of running ice and working on wheels day and night

Sunday February 3, 1918   geting colder and snowing with strong wind    this the worst winter    more snow and ice and thickest ice I have ever seen    the wheel expenses for repairs to wheels only for January was $ 8,000.00 and this amount was over run for February 1918

Steamer Enterprise in the River Friday February 1, 1918

Steamer Monitor off the Ways Saturday February 2, 1918   she is looking fine   finished her up on Sunday 3rd   also had two gangs on Wheel Jobs on Steamers J.C. Risher and Rover   worked late at night to finish them

January 15, 1918 to February 2, 1918

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