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84) adam cavalier 
IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.01; Windows NT 6.0)
Location Connection to LYNCH surname: no
Location How site was found: did a search on the marine ways
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I am looking for old photos or memorabilia from when my grandfather, Reynold Hamadock or `Ham` worked there. He started there in 1940 and retired in 1989/90. He used to take me to the office when i was young and let me watch the boats. I remeber taking rides down to Maxwell Dam / Locks with him. He worked there for approx. 40 years. I don`t think he has any old photos or anything, but the stories he still tells are great.This is wonderful site and I enjoyed reading everything and seeing those old photos. It is interesting to see some a town`s history as well as the history of the company that my grandfather spent 40 years working for. I thank you!

83) Andy & Dan Kline 
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Location How site was found: Google, researching the Sprague.
Wednesday, November 3, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

My son and I found the remains of the Sprague on the Yazoo river in Mississippi. Dan, my son makes and sells pens from a variety of tropical and domestic woods. The Sprague burned a number of years ago, and we hoped to find her remains & salvage some wood from her. We found the paddle wheel & found remains of wooden beams bolted to the paddle wheel. We have some photos if you are interested. Andy

82) Jeff Reed 
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Location How site was found: search
Thursday, September 23, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

Can you find more pictures of the locks and dams

81) Larry Robb, Jr 
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Location How site was found: By accident
Thursday, August 19, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

My Granddad, Wm.A (Bunk) Robb and father, Lawrence Robb as well as the Sheplar family on my mother`s side were all early rivermen.


80) shari 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: no
Location How site was found: DRAVOSBURG HISTORY
Friday, August 6, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I seen a photo on your site called deck hands but the man was unknown. The man is Theodore Foster, Captain Ellis Foster`s brother. I know this because Ellis was my grandfather. I thought you may want to relable the photo. I really enjoy your site, I no longer live in the area and your site keeps the home sickness at bay. Thank You!

79) Jacob Spencer 
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Location How site was found: search the webing
Thursday, August 5, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I was wondering if could find any pictures of both old locks & dams 7 on the monongahela river between Grays Landing and Greensboro or any other locks and dams located on the 3 rivers.

78) Joseph DeChicchis 
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Location How site was found: I stumbled across it when I was research
Tuesday, August 3, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

Your site is a real tribute to JW and the generations connected to the Marine Ways. Great work!


77) Sharon Hammond Cords 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: No ... just that Mr. Lynch was a friend to my Great Uncle Richard T. W
Location How site was found: I`ve had it on my `Favorites` for a long
Thursday, July 22, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

Your site becomes more and more interesting. I haven`t been on line for quite some time, and you site is one of the first that I wanted to see again. It just gets better! Thank you for sharing this wonderful journal and all the great photos with all of us. You wouldn`t have found a photo of Richard T. Wiley in Mr. Lynch`s `stuff` would you?? Keep up the great job you are doing. I just love seeing the photos and reading the journal. Sharon


76) Neil Johnson 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: No.
Location How site was found: Google
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

Liked the page. The William Fergus mentioned is my great-grandfather. The O`Neils married into the Fergus`s. William D. O`Neil married Martha Fergus - William`s niece.
75) Jake Spencer 
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Friday, July 2, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

Love this website where do you find all these pictures? I was wondering if you find pictures of lock & dam 7 Greensboro on the Monongahela River


74) Jon Tschiggfrie 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: no
Location How site was found: Google Search for WP Snyder
Thursday, July 1, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

Beautiful site, the font works well with the subject matter. The photos of the boats are breathtaking... so glad that you documented this for the world to see!

73) Jake Spencer 
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Location How site was found: searching the web
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I really like your website about the all the locks that I coudn`t find. I was wondering if you can find pictures of Lock & dam 6 at Rices Landing on the Monongahela River.


72) Michael Boegner 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: No
Location How site was found: I am searching the internet for informat
Monday, June 7, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I am building a working model of the OMAR and Gary Imwalle provided me with a lot of pictures, drawings, hints and tips.This is one of the best steamboat sites I ever viewed, good organized and very well to handle, please hold on.Greatings from Michael Boegner, Marburg, Germany.


71) Joyce (Sprague) Anderson 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: No
Location How site was found: Put Sprague in search at yahoo.
Sunday, May 30, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I thought your site was great,and I learned something I did`t know about the Sprague. The model. Peter was a relative of mine and I`m just gathering information.Thanks again for the great site.Joyce


70) Kevin Weigel 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: George Wiegel, one of the Wiegel brothers that built the Elizabeth Mar
Location How site was found: Yahoo search for Elizabeth PA
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I`m searching for information about my family and came upon your site. (George Wiegel, one of the Wiegel brothers that built the Elizabeth Marine Ways, was my Great Great Grandfather. Thanks for all the wonderful information! Please let me know if you have any more materials or links to other sites regarding the Marine Ways. Thank you.

69) Kathleen Kleinmann 
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Location How site was found: search google photos only for elizabeth
Saturday, May 1, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I live in the south hills of pittsburgh and want to live near the rivers because I love to watch the water. Considering moving out to Elizabeth or maybe Monongehala. Really loved your photos. I was in Elizabeth today and the town does not look too different than 75 years ago. I think I even saw a few of those old cars!

68) Robert J. Shogan 
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Location How site was found: Just Browsing
Monday, April 19, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I`m a Steam boat ensuthusest, I found your web site really enjoyable and spent a lot of time looking at all the pictures. I grew up near the Yough, but now live in Bedford. GREAT SITE.

67) frank miller 
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Location How site was found: searching
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

wonderful web site!!!! Have built a model of the Marion. Stacks smoke,lites light up paddle turns, etc.

66) Greg Hamadock 
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Location How site was found: Searching `Elizabeth, PA`
Tuesday, April 6, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

My father worked at the Ways for 40 years until he retired around 1990 or so.


65) Greg Hamadock 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: no
Location How site was found: Elizabeth search
Tuesday, April 6, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I signed your guestbook the first time withoput really looking at the site. This is really great stuff. I have lived out of the area for over 30 years now, but nowhere else could ever be home. My dad worked his entire adult life at the ways, with a few years off for WWII and still lives on Blaine Hill.As a kid, we used to hop the trains in town and ride up to the `beach` at the water works, change behind the pipes, and swim all day. The first place I ever lived was between the tracks and the river. I used to lie in bed at night and watch the lights from the boats. And the riverbank was all the excitement we needed as kids. It`s nice to see the Mon cleaned up, but those old days were really special.It is also great to read some of your guests` comments, and it`s also reassuring to know that I`m not the only one with great memories of growing up in Elizabeth. Those steps to the junior high beside Tomko`s pool hall, the band palying after football games at the Huddle, sitting `upstairs` at the movie. Herrons, Jaskols, and Householders; the 5 and 10, where you could get a 5 cent bag of fresh chips or pretzels (or even mixed). The firemen`s fairs, `old-fashioned` days and decorating bikes for the Decoration Day parade. Basketball at Town Hill (or `away` games at Blaine Hill), football at Wylie field.When I was older, there were dances at Central, listening to Porky Chedwick, Colonial Lanes and sneaking off to the `rib joint`.I never seem to get back as often as I`d like, and never can stay as long as I should, and I can seldom explain how cool it was growing up here.Thaks for a great site and helping to preserve great memories.


64) Amos Elmer Meyers,Jr. 
IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.01; Windows NT 6.0)
Location Connection to LYNCH surname: Friend of Tetta Lynch Stracelsky Hall since school days in Eliabeth -
Location How site was found: Typed Elizabeth, Pa. on web
Monday, April 5, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

O:ur family moved to Wylie in 1935. My brother Glenn & I spent summers at the river and the Ways. We picked scrap bolts from under the barges & sold to junk man. A few of fellow classmates worked at the Ways after 1942. Working as photographer for Union RR I had opportunity to photo our boat at the ways in the early 70s. My grandfather, Amos E. worked the Ways and is shown on a photo; also uncle Steve Clancy.


63) Amos Elmer Meyers 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: Just as friend of Tetta Lynch Stracelsky Hall & her family
Location How site was found: Typed Elizabeth, Pa. on web
Monday, April 5, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

Such great memories of my hometown. Lived on Tanner`s Alley then to Wylie in 1935. Went to the river all summer for swimming and picking rivet scrap from the Ways. Many 1942 grads trained and worked at the Ways. The Union RR boat was repaired there in early 70s which I photographed. My grandfather Amos was a carpenter and uncle Steve Clancy, both worked the Ways. My uncle John Griffiths was a lockman at #3. I knew most of the boat whistles in the 30s and worked myself at USS, Clairton ways in 1943. The rivermen werevery friendly and waved to us while swimming at Wylie. All interested should vist the river museum at Marietta, Ohio where thesteamboat SNYDER is exhibited. The future of Elizabeth is secure by way of this site. Thank you Jay!

62) John F. McMahon 
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Location How site was found: regular viewer I notice much interest
Saturday, March 6, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I notice much interest in the Sprague model. I remember seeing it at the Carnegie Museum around 1939or40. Also a nice model of the I.C.Woodward. Wonder what became of it? Keepp the good work.


61) Bill Shoaf 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: Not connected but I was a neighbor of your parents when they lived on
Location How site was found: By accident
Tuesday, February 24, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I knew both your father & mother. They lived 2doors from my parents.I went to work as a fireman on the Donora in 1939. I then worked in the Engineroom & got my Engineers license when I was 21.I served in the Merchant Marine during WW2 as an Engineer & got my Chief Engineers license for the Steamboats at the end of the war.I worked for US Steel until 1947 when I took a job as a State Boiler Inspector.Thanks for this web site & the disc on the Steamboat Parade which I got from Alonzo Howell my Brother-in law.You have put

60) David & Annette Wiegel 
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Location How site was found: Referred to elizabethboro.com from RSR c
Monday, February 9, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

Dave`s great-grandfather was John Wiegel, his grandfather was Eugene Wiegel, his father is Eugene Wiegel (who is alive and well at age 85). Dad`s older sisters, Thelma Wiegel and Helen Allen are also alive and mentally sharp! Dave`s father gave him a picture from 1904 of the Elizabeth Marine Ways workers, about 58 men and boys, most with their names jotted on the back of the picture. Once I get my scanner working, I`d love to add it to your website.


59) pam moriearty 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: no
Location How site was found: searching for steamer sprague info
Saturday, February 7, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I just bought a beautiful steel engraving +/- 8 x 10` plus border, entitled `steamer sprague and tow` and signed Menzo Van Esveldt. I can find no info on the web about the artist or the engraving. anyone have a clue?


58) F. Dewey Poskon 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: No.
Location How site was found: accidently
Friday, February 6, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

Wow is about all that I can say. There appears to be a lot of work and genuine care in the creation of your site. It immediately brought back a multitude of memories for me....memories that most often were filled with good friends as kids, good neighbors and kind business owners in Elizabeth. I don`t know if those who grew up in Elizabeth know it or not, but being someone born in 1948, life was very secure, consistent and safe during those formative years. As kids, I mean young kids, we could roam all over Walkers Heights, Town Hill, downtown all the way down to the Dairy Queen without any fear of anything (other than the kids from Blaine Hill!!!). I could go thru each picture and give a personal story related to each, but there wouldn`t be enought time. I`ll close with the following, that hopefully will kickstart your memories.... the fund raisers underneath the Elizabeth bridge every summer, the Memorial Day parade (that my dad, Frank Poskon would lead), the Halloween parade with all the costumes and the high school band, Tony Rubino`s barber shop, the two week bible school at the Methodist church, diving off the wall at Lock 3, swimming on rafts in the Monon and getting caught and spanked! (I could never figure out how my Dad knew I was down there until I figured out that I smelled like the river!), street football between the telephone pools of 3rd Street and Tanner Avenue on Walker Heights, sled riding on Town Hill and 2nd Town Hill, swinging on monkey vines over the creek behind Jimmy Turner`s house, Bunny Richards, Art Turner, Doc Monheim, Judy Jones (who could always beat us at any and everything), duck pin bowling below the Jr. High, the steel steps to Walker Heights, the Town Hill playground, the cowpasture, Marricinni`s, Payday`s, the hamburger shop between 2nd and 3rd avenue downtown that was always crowded after an Elizabeth High football game, Coach Rubino, John Lollie`s paper store, Shafer`s back yard, the Elizabeth Theatre where 14 cents got you in to see `B` rated horror or sci fi films, my mom`s beauty shop over the bank on 2nd Avenue....I could go on and on. But I`ll conclude by saying `Thank you` to all the men and women from the WWII era of Elizabeth who, probably without overtly knowing it, created a pretty good family atmosphere in all aspects for most of us raised there... I`m also quite pleased that my nephew, Lane Zabelsky, (my sister Vonnie`s son) purchased my parent`s house on Walker Heights which keeps me connected to my past.


57) Gene Burger 
IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.01; Windows NT 6.0)
Location Connection to LYNCH surname: No
Location How site was found: Looking for my ggGrandfather`s boat
Monday, January 26, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I am lookling for information about the J.D. Barnhill. My gggrandfather was a Richard Muse of Elizabeth Township a little town called Buena Vista. He took coal from the Youghiougheny River at a town called Stringtown to New Orleans. During the Civil War he trandported troups to the Cumberland and the Tenn Rivers. He was also a Methodist minister in a church founded by his wife`s relitive aDravo in Stringtown. The Barnhill may have been a Dravo ship but I think not. Richard was in direct competation with his father-in-law on of the foubders of the Dravo Steamship lines. I wopuld also like to know where I canfond either his captain`s or pilot`s papers. I have know clue where to look.


56) Gary C. Lynch 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: I am one
Location How site was found: yahoo - search for Sprague
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

This is really neat. I live in Vicksburg, MS, site of the last dock for the Sprague before she burned to the waterline. When I first moved here in 1973, We went onboard several times to see the play `Gold in the Hills`. Now, I work here as an Engineer at the Engineer Research and Development Center Ship/Tow Simulator.

55) Sam Spence 
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Location How site was found: GOOGLE SEARCH
Monday, January 12, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

AO ACKARD WAS MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER...HIS BOAT WAS CHRISTENED BY MY GRANDMOTHER, HAZEL LAFFERTY...MY FATHER STILL HAS THE BOTTLE AS WELL AS OTHER MEMORBILIA FROM THAT BOAT...


54) Susan Gray 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: no
Location How site was found: looking for info about the Sprague
Sunday, January 11, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I am looking for anyone who may know about what was on the Sprague. I have a wood burning iron furnace(coles hot blast #196)and i would like to know if that was indeed the type of heating source used on the Sprague. Can anyone help me? PS this is a GREAT website!susangraygofish@bellsouth.netHouma,La.1/11/2004


53) SUSAN GRAY 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: no-i am not related. but>>>>i have a wood burning furnace/heater that
Location How site was found: looking on the web to get info about the
Saturday, January 10, 2004 01:00 PM Permalink

I think this site is great. I appreciatte all the hard work that has gone into your research.Sincerely,Susan GrayHouma,Louisiana


52) steve burke 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: nope
Location How site was found: by chance
Thursday, December 25, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

most enjoyable and intreguing (sp?) Thanks......Are these boats viewable these days?.......Steve Burke 508-878-4021

51) MUGU MAN 
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Location How site was found: google
Wednesday, December 3, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

IT IS NICE MEN KEEP IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


50) Shipyard Sam 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: NO
Location How site was found: River Link
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

Excellent website. Very enjoyable.


49) scott robertson 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: no
Location How site was found: my friend dean rands sent it to me via e
Friday, October 31, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

i am a capt. at mon river towing and it`s nice to see someone doing a website like this,i`ve been on the river since 1987 and i think it`s interesting to see what the river looked like in days of old! keep up the good work!


48) Richard P. Kacin 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: no, I am not
Location How site was found: quite by accident , while doing research
Tuesday, September 23, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

I am sending an e-mail to jwmohney on my comments seperately.Tried to send last night, but got returned to me. ( used click address)


47) John McMahon 
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Location How site was found: Browsing
Wednesday, September 10, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

Wonderful site... My grandfather and great grandfather were ship carpenters. My grandfather was born at Shousetown in 1852 where his father was employed at the boat yard there. My grandfather worked in many of the boat yards in the Pittsburgh district. His name was Alfred D. McMahon/ He died in 1929. Perhaps he may have worked at Elizabeth at one time. I have his caulking irons and mallets and many of his other tools. As a retired river man I enjoy your collection of boat pictures. I have a Collection I have taken over the past 60 years. Keep up the good work and thanks.


46) dana 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: No.
Location How site was found: searching for `Sprague`
Sunday, September 7, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

I have a picture of the Sprague and if you would like me to eMail it to you, please let me know. Put SPRAGUE (in caps) in the subject line so I will be sure to see it. I`m on the Board of Directors at the local Historical Society and came across the photo when I was doing a River Heritage PowerPoint presentation.Thanks for your time..........danadanah@one.net


45) H arley Ray 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: No
Location How site was found: A friend sent the link
Thursday, August 28, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

I have not viewed the entire site yet,but am sure to be somewhat interested.

44) kathy graham 
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Location How site was found: my mother is james william lynch`s siste
Wednesday, August 27, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

I SAW THE JOURNAL WHEN IT WAS STILL MY UNCLE JIMS WHO LIVES IN DUNEDIN FLORIDA

43) Barry Opfer JR. 
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Location How site was found: i use google and typed in west newton,an
Saturday, August 23, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

My grandpap worked for marine ways his whole life.He just had just pasted away a few weeks ago.It was very nice to see this website come up.His name was john opfer.If anyone know him and or has any storys or any picture I would love to hear or have them.My name Barry Opfer Jr..My e-mail is. b.opfer@comcast.com ps. ur pictures are great.you need more older ones


42) Ed Stirling 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: no, sorry.
Location How site was found: Just browsing
Friday, July 11, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

Your web page has brought a flood of childhood memories back to me. I was born and raised in Elizabeth and still visit relatives there occasionally. The `Butments` as we called them were just up stream from the Marine Ways and were erected to protect the Ways from driftwood. Massive amounts of driftwood collected on these huge wooden structures and it was a great fishing spot for catfish and carp. It was also a fun , though dangerous place for adventurous boys to explore. Some of the flotsam that collected there along with the driftwood was fun to see. From old bottles and cans to tires and even clothes. I suppose a body or two was found there from time to time, though I don`t remember any. At least once a year the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Department was called to put out a fire in the abutments, started no doubt by some mischievous child either accidentally or on purpose.Near the Marine Ways, along Fallen Timber Run was a depository for the scrap sawdust from the boat building operations. We played football and other games on the soft surface and there was a swing hung in a very large tree that one could use to swing from one side of the creek to the other and jump into the sawdust.The pictures of the old Elizabeth Bridge also were great to see. I clearly remember sitting on the riverbank watching the workmen cut the last girders of the old bridge to drop the whole thing into the river. What a splash!My name is Ed Stirling and I was born in Elizabeth in 1938, now live in Byron, Illinois.Thank you for these wonderful memories.

41) Albert J Vangura 
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Location How site was found: google-looking for info on building a li
Saturday, July 5, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

I live across the river in Clairton and was a very good friend of Doc Benack. He told me alot about the history of Elizabeth. Also on church st I worked for a company called Chernicky Machine and Dolf Caukett had a wood shop across from our shop. I am now retired and in the process of building a steam egine.


40) Erin Zebroski 
IP logged Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.01; Windows NT 6.0)
Location Connection to LYNCH surname: I don`t believe I am connected to the Lynch name, but my uncle, Ed Hys
Location How site was found: I was looking for the address for Lock #
Monday, May 5, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

I have found this web sute very interesting. Thanks for building it!!


39) Mary L. Lynch 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: G Father Thomas Lynch 1888/1969 Sayre Pa father Thomas B Lynch 1917/19
Location How site was found: Looking for Lynch relitives-through root
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

loved your site. It was easily navigatable and attractive.

38) Sue Molnar 
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Location How site was found: Rich R. from RSR Treh in Elizabeth.
Sunday, March 30, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

Since I am a River Rat, I love this web site!!!!


37) Edward Dewey Gibson 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: No
Location How site was found: Little River Books [online]
Thursday, March 13, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

I am a marine surveyor from Elizabeth Pa. My grandfather was a Captain for Carnegie Steel Corp. on the Homestead and other Carnegie boats. His name was Roland Dewey. Nice site!


36) Cathy Hill 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: No
Location How site was found: Emailed to me from a friend/co-worker.
Tuesday, February 18, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

Totally Awesome!!!


35) amanda miller 
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Location Connection to LYNCH surname: No.
Location How site was found: Google searched `R.T. Wiley`
Friday, January 17, 2003 01:00 PM Permalink

I grew up in Elizabeth, on Blaine Hill, and was given a book by R.T. Wiley about the history of the town. It sparked my interest so much that ever since then I`ve become something of a local history buff, and I really enjoy reading about the history of the town I grew up in.My family is originally from Connellsville, but we moved to Elizabeth when I was very young. I remember when I was in elementary school we put on a play about the steamboats; I also remember that the graphic on your front page was a huge painting that hung in the school by the office. I always thought how silly it was that the river water was bright green.Now I`m a history major at Washington & Jefferson College and plan on going into historic preservation and curatorial work.Thanks for the great info and the well-designed page!Take care
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