Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

A Journal of daily activities at the Elizabeth Marine Ways 1898 to 1925 


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Various entries 1912 and 1913


Left Marine Ways October 3, 1925    Started at same place June 22, 1898

This diary started on Page 10

Doctor Lea Riggs     1845 - 1905

On Monday July 29, 1912 a flash of lighting knocked down twelve or 14 men at the Marine Ways    Paul Cochenaur was unconscious for 2 Hours. Louis Heil for 30 minutes  John Maloney Jr stunned - Paul was pretty bad    after 24 hours the worst hurt were caulkers    others shocked were McClure - Congrave - Wm. Hunter - John Duke - Chas Stidard - Jas. E. Reed     It struck the smoke stack of the Steamer Iron Sides   she was on the top yard and the caulkers were under the Ash Wells     The boat was not damaged.

The Steamer Iron Age after being wrecked and salvaged - was burnt up Wednesday August 21, 1912 on the shore above Fallen Timber Run

The Saw Mill at the Marine Ways Burnt down on Tuesday March 4, 1913   the Machinery is not damaged beyond repair    the saws and belting are lost    loss about 7,000.00     this is the fourth time I have seen a saw mill burn at this yard

tearing down the old square Brick Stack March 7, 1913   this stack was built early in the Eighteen sixties    The Old Jos. Walton Co. saw mill at West Elizabeth was taken down and rebuilt at the Ways 1913

Various entries 1912  and 1913

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