pages are dated as being written in 1926, indicating they were written
after JW's retirement from the Marine Ways, They are a record of
the early work history of JW from 1882 to 1898. Below is a brief
description for each page listed. Click on the title below to see that
complete journal page.
Years 1" shows that JW started his work life in 1876 on several
farms. This page also gives a brief history of W.W.O''Neil Company.
Years 2" starts JW's life long activity of working on the
rivers. 1882 at Walton's Barge Yard, 1889 at W.W. O'Neil, and in 1898
starting at Elizabeth Marine Ways.
Years 3" names men who worked at O'Neils Mine Tipple and
Landing in 1887. This page also lists the boats owned by Horner &
Roberts Boat Yard in 1884.