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Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

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

Yawl

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Dravo Contracting Company Derrick with a Yawl . Photo from collection of Historic Pittsburgh, dated June 26, 1926   Close up of Derrick and Yawl  Close up of this Dravo Yawl, dated 1926

JW writes about building and repairing yawls numerous times.  The first time he writes about a yawl is March 21, 1903 when he is working on the yawls of the Steamer RAYMOND HORNER.  His last mention of a yawl is July 9, 1924 when he builds a 20 ft. yawl for Dravo Contracting Company.  The yawl shown in the photo above would be typical of yawls that JW writes about.  The simple definition of a yawl, right from "The Western Rivers Steamboat Cyclopedium," is a rowboat.

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