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Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

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

Scraper

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JW first writes about a Scraper on March 28, 1903 when he is putting new arms onto one.  He works on Scrapers additional times thru the years, primarily working on their arms.  He also writes several times about the Elizabeth Marine Ways being scraped out which indicates that one of these crafts was used to remove built up mud and debris from the bottom of the river near the Marine Ways.

This photo is from the collection of Historic Pittsburgh and is dated 1907.  In the lower left corner is a Scraper with its blade out of water   A close view of this Scraper

This Scraper appears to be larger than one in the previous photos.  Date is unknown.    Closer view of this wooden Scraper

This photo shows a Scaper at the 1934 Elizabeth Centennial Riverboat Parade.  Photo from collection of Monongahela River Buffs   Closer view of this Steel scraper

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