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Ship Building

Date:  date unknown

Description: A crane lowers a beam onto the frame of a boat. Workers can be seen standing along the top of the vessel and scaling a ladder. Construction equipment and m...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of men posed in front of the partially constructed "Apollo No. 1" steamboat.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: The schooner "S.M. Stephenson" was built in Manitowoc in 1880, weighing 511 gross tons. Its owner was A. Bigelow.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man stands in front of huge blocks of ice at the American Shipbuilding Company. The ship War Otter is in the background.

Photograph

S.S. Harvester

Date: 1911-07-15 

Description: The S.S. Harvester on the building ways before launching. The ship was built for the Wisconsin Steel Company, a subsidiary of International Harveste...

Photograph

Building a Sailboat

Date: 1928-01-02 

Description: John Nelson, background far right, and [?] Thompson pose next to the racing sailboat they are building for Ernst Schmidt. A portion of the planking has bee...

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the sideways launching of a ship at Manitowoc Ship Building, Inc. A group of people are gathered at the wharf on the lower left, and other...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men stand on scaffolding as they work on the construction of the bow of a ship. Another man stands on the ground nearby. A crane is visible in the back...

Photograph

Lone Swan

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: Docks at Jones Island with a lone swan swimming.

Date: 1888-04-20 

Description: The launching of the screw passenger and freight vessel, "Petoskey," on April 20, 1888 at Burger and Burger Builders, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Photograph

New Motor Boat

Date: 1928-03-11 

Description: Covers have been pulled aside to reveal the new motor boat which sits in front of a large shed in Till Stuyvesant's yard in Lake Geneva. There is a large t...

Historical Essay

The Man with the Iron Hand

Learn about explorer Robert de La Salle's iron-handed chief lieutenant, Henri de Tonty, and what resulted in most likely the worst winter of his life.

Date:  

Description: Pawling & Harnischfeger double-runway lattice girder cranes used in shipbuilding. There are men on the bridge of the nearest crane and the banner on the cr...

Date: 1892 

Description: Another view of Captain Alex McDougall's whaleback steamer in the shipyard of the American Steel Barge Company.

Date: 1969-06-16 

Description: Paper mill debarker drum that was purchased and used by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company. Man in photograph is unidentified.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: View over pier made of pilings towards a floating drydock, now embedded in the ice, near Solombola, Russia. There are tall buildings behind it on the oppos...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man wearing a hardhat stands on scaffolding at the stern of a ship under construction. Beams and other shipbuilding material can be seen scattered around...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a steamer ship in a dry dock location. Writing on the side of the dry dock reads: "L.A. Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. Dry Dock Lifting Capacity 1...

Photograph

McDougall Whaleback

Date: 1892 

Description: Whaleback steamer in the shipyards of the American Steel Barge Company.

Photograph

USS Wisconsin

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: USS Wisconsin in drydock during construction. A group of men are standing on scaffolding at the base of the ship.

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