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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:  date unknown

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

Date: 1925-07-08 

Description: Elevated view of the ship the Charles C. West splashing into the Manitowoc River with a large crowd gathered to watch.

Date: 1958-01-08 

Description: Elevated view over icy water towards ships in the shipyard on the left, and the cement company in the background. Cranes and industrial buildings are in th...

Photograph

McDougall Whaleback

Date: 1892 

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

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...

Photograph

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

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.

The Story of Two Communities Through Photographs

Read about the history of Manitowoc and Two Rivers, two Wisconsin communities, and view photos documenting more than 150 years of life in the two cities.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Aerial view showing shipyards, rivers and roads.

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: 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

Lone Swan

Date: 1964 ca.

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

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...

How Industry Transformed the State

Discover how skilled industries like ship building and paper milling transformed Wisconsin history.

Date: 1960-07-02 

Description: View across water towards the Manitowoc Shipbuilding floating drydock. Pilings and grass are in the foreground. On the far shoreline are buildings on a hil...

Date: 1954 ca.

Description: Self-unloader, the Detroit Edison, Hull 418, is under construction and surrounded by scaffolding at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corporation.

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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: 1880 ca.

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

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