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Steamboat Building   in Elizabeth, PA

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

TITAN

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The Steamer TITAN at Charleroi's Lock 4  1909   Steamer TITAN with a White Coat of Paint    Steamers Titan and A.B. Sheets at Lock #3  

 Steamer TITAN at a Lock  Steamer TITAN at Monongahlea, PA postcard   

Jones and Laughlin Steel Co.had a total of three different steamboats named TITAN. The first operated 1892-1899, the second 1899-1929 and the third 1930-1953.*

The first and second Steamers TITAN had two smokestacks located forward of the pilothouse, as shown above. The photos above are of the TITAN built in 1899.  

JW mentions the TITAN built in 1899 several times in his journal including June 18, 1901,  JW worked on this TITAN while at Dravosburg Marine Ways, May 1916, During September 1929  JW saw the renamed TITAN, W.L.McKINNEY, pass up stream.

* A thank-you to Gary Imwalle for identification of these photos.

 

Steamer TITAN built in 1930 is shown at Lock #5  Brownsville, PA   Steamer TITAN goes through Lock 3 during 1930s  This photo of the Steamer TITAN from the collection of William Fels shows the TITAN leaving Lock 3 TITAN photo from collection of William Fels   

The third TITAN had a single stack behind the pilothouse. This TITAN was built in 1930 and is not mentioned in JW's journal.

 

Steamers TITAN and HOMESTEAD racing from collection of Russ Morehouse     Strs Warren Elsey, Titan and Aliquippa from collection of Maryann Hamer dated 1940 

 

There is a strong possibility that the same whistle was on both of the Steamers TITAN pictured above. It was very common to pass a whistle down from an old boat to a newer one.

To hear the actual whistle of this steamboat and others click on the link below:

http://www.steamboats.org/whistle-calliope/eblow.html

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