Congratulations on a very nice website!
My father, Harry Miller, worked at the Marine Ways as an operating engineer between 1930 and 1941. I was born in 1934, and lived with my parents along with my grandmother, Effie Piper, in Elrama.
My folks moved to Maryland in 1941, where my Dad worked with Bethlehem Steel Corp helping to build Liberty ships in the Baltimore harbor.(I was only six years old at the time.)
He later became the chief operating engineer for the large cranes used to build the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, as well as other major East Coast bridges. He also worked on skyscraper projects in Manhatten.
He operated his pleasure boat on the Chesapeake, and obtained his Coast Guard captain's license during WWII. During that time he rescued the crew of the Hawaii Mars when it crashed in the Bay.
Any info you might have concerning operating engineers at the Marine Ways during the 1930s would be appreciated.