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Marine Iron Company

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Peter Grignon Shipyard next to the Marine Iron Company.

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USS Wisconsin

Date: 1943 

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

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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Lone Swan

Date: 1964 ca.

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

Date: 1892 

Description: Another view of Captain Alex McDougall's whaleback steamer 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...

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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.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Poster showing inside of shipping manufacturer depicting men working near a ship in drydock. Along the bottom it says: "On The Job For Victory / United Sta...

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...

Date:  date unknown

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

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...

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Victory Ship Gears

Date:  

Description: Workman working on the main reduction gears for a Victory Ship at the Falk Corporation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Learn how Wisconsin became an industrial center in the latter half of the 19th century.

Date:  date unknown

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

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...

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.

Photograph

McDougall Whaleback

Date: 1892 

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

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: 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.

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