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Steamboat Building   in Elizabeth, PA

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

TRANSPORTER

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        Transporter at EMW  Photo from collection of Capt. Robert Eberhart   Transporter at EMW  Photo from collection of Capt. Robert Eberhart 

The VALIANT was rebuilt in 1921 and named TRANSPORTER. This rebuild was one of JW's biggest job and an accomplishment he was very proud of. Read about his biggest "Draughting" job by clicking here April 1921.  The two photos above show the TRANSPORTER nearing the end of her rebuild at Elizabeth Marine Ways, note the wheel has not yet been installed.

Steamer TRANSPORTER   Photo from collection of Elizabeth Marine Ways

JW wrote in his  April 1921 journal entry that the John Eichaley Company was interested in purchasing the TRANSPORTER, the photo above shows the boat at an Eichaley dock.  Ways Towboat Directory indicates a company named WaterTransport bought the boat but based upon JW's journal entry and this photo showing the boat at an Eichaley docks, this may indicate a connection between Eichaley and Water Transport.

 

Photo from S&D Reflector December 1984   This photo of Steamer TRANSPORTER is from Mississippi Stern Wheelers Number 1

Photo of TRANSPORTER from William Fels collection   Close up of TRANSPORTER

 

Photo of the Pilot House of the Steamer TRANSPORTER from collection of Historic Pittsburgh.  Date of photo is unknown.     Closer view of pilot house of TRANSPORTER

Steamer TRANSPORTER from collection of Historic Pittsburgh     Closer view of Steamer TRANSPORTER

Gary Imwalle wrote: "The two pictures of the boat there at the bank had to have been taken in 1921 or 1922 when the boat was operated by the WaterTransport Co."

Steamer TRANSPORTER from collection of Historic Pittsburgh     Close up of pitman and crank

Gary Imwalle wrote about the above photos: "The reason that the boat is "goin' nowhere in a hurry" is because the pitman arm is not attached to the paddlewheel crank.  The wrist pin, on the end of the crank, which connects the pitman to the crank has evidently broken off."

Steamer TRANSPORTER from collection of Historic Pittsburgh     Closer view of Steamer TRANSPORTER

Gary wrote that the photo above was taken at Cincinnati, "that's the old C & O highway bridge that the boat is headed for".

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