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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Tow Boat

Tow Boat

From a group of photos which included my grandmother sometime in the 1930's. Probably around the San Pedro area. I am not sure what the boat is towing, but it may have to do with oil drilling. View full size.

Dry docks

I think what we see are two floating dry docks, center and on the left. The two white ships (and what looks like a small shore boat) are tied up to each other. No towing here.

 
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