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Date: 1954 ca.

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

Date: 1969-06-16 

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

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: 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.

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: 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: 1919 ca.

Description: Four Pawling & Harnischfeger lattice girder bridges trolley hoists used in shipbuilding. There are men on the bridge of the nearest crane and the banner on...

Photograph

Lone Swan

Date: 1964 ca.

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

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...

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: 1892 

Description: Captian Alex McDougall's passenger whaleback steamer the "Christopher Columbus" being built in the shipyard of the American Steel Barge Company.

Date: 1967-09-14 

Description: Double reduction reverse gear that was later purchased by Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. Falk caption reads, "Photos taken for possible use as glam...

Photograph

USS Wisconsin

Date: 1943 

Description: USS Wisconsin in drydock during construction. Men are working at the base of the ship.

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...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Aerial view showing shipyards, rivers and roads.

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.

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:  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.

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:  date unknown

Description: The steamboat "John C. Mann" on drydock.

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