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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: 1892 

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

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Description: Elevated view of four Pawling & Harnischfeger lattice girder bridges trolley hoists used in shipbuilding. There are men on the bridge of the nearest crane...

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:  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

McDougall Whaleback

Date: 1892 

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

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...

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

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.

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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...

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...

Photograph

Victory Ship Gears

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

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:  date unknown

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

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...

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Description: Four Pawling & Harnischfeger lattice girder cranes used in shipbuilding. There are men on the bridge of the nearest crane, and the banner on the crane read...

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...

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...

Date: 1942-01-10 

Description: S.S. Robert M. La Follette splashing into the Industrial Canal at its launch.

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