MAY CONTAIN NUTS
HOME
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WE CAN DO IT! BUT FIRST, COFFEE

GLEW: 1906

GLEW: 1906

Ecorse, Michigan, circa 1906. "Great Lakes Engineering Works." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

On Shorpy:
Today’s Top 5

Arch Frames

Ishadoff is right,the arch frames are cut down but not entirely removed. They're "capped" with iron work. The main supporting truss work still exists down below inside and against the hull sides and rooted to the keel fore and aft. The Hill looks like it could use some propeller repair also. The Conestoga, lying behind the Hill, was also an arch frame vessel.

New build

That is a good size hull being built on the other ways. May be one of the Great Lakes freights GLEW built in 1906.

Depressing

This reminds me that cold weather and Winter are not far ahead. Great picture

Travel insurance

on the S. J. Christian was collected in New York it seems.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F10716FC3A5D1A7493C0AB178...

Freighter Hill Sold Again

Buffalo Morning Express

FREIGHTER HILL SOLD AGAIN

Detroit, Sept. 11, 1906 -- The wooden package freighter Charles B. Hill, formerly the Anchor liner Delaware, has been sold by the Great Lakes Engineering Works to parties whose names are not given. The boat is now being fitted out at the Ecorse yard for use in the package freight trade between Buffalo and Lake Superior. The new owners already operate several boats in general.

Charles B. Hill refitting

"Wood package freighter arches cutdown, fitted out by GLEW and inspected."

http://www2.boatnerd.com/glswr/GLEW-Appendices.pdf

Syndicate content  Shorpy.com is a vintage photography site featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago. Contact us | Privacy policy | Site © 2022 Shorpy Inc.