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Bill Mack: 1908

Bill Mack: 1908

Buffalo, New York, circa 1908. "Unloading ore from Hulett machine." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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William S. Mack 1901-1963

Launched 1901 by American Ship Building Co. at Lorain, Ohio. Steel-hulled, propeller-driven bulk carrier 346 feet long. Displacement 3720 tons, load capacity of 2785 tons. Owned by Lake Erie Transportation Co. (William S. Mack, Mgr.) of Cleveland. Renamed Home Smith 1918; renamed Algorail 1936. Removed from service and scrapped at Toronto in 1963.

Needle in a haystack

Searched for people after looking at this pic. I found at least one for sure. He is betweeen the wheels on the crane track. Believe that there may be two more here. Think I see a man at the third docking post on the left. Directly above him, at what looks like the control house for the crane, another person standing at the door of that building.

Terrified !

As a kid I remember watching these machines work on a trip to visit family in the Cleveland area. I was so afraid of them I would not let go of my dad's leg! 56 years later I'm still amazed at how these machines work.

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