Jos Nixon / Valiant / Transporter
Docked Friday November 19, 1920 this was a new Hull and all
above it almost new and was my bigest Job of Draughting
(drafting). I just had to put this over after I had her
floor plan laid down I had three of the best men on any of the rivers
look it over and they pronounced it A #1 every way. they were Wm. Sesher
J.M. Hammitt and Thos. Dunbar.
Ward Wiegel was
my foreman and My Boy Wm. Lined her. John Duke - Fred Wunderlick and
Link Pancost took up and made the templets Wm. Jackson sawed her out.
she was a fine Boat well built and trim in the Water. we had a Large
crowd the day we put her in the River
1921 The John Eichlay Company were interested in her
and were represented by Walter Eichlay - Chas Cambell (Campbell) the Owner was
there. with some visitors among them Captain Hiram Carpenter of St. Marys,
West Va she was named Transporter and towed away via
Steamer Hecla at 8:50 fast time AM April 25, 1921 she
was formerly the Jos. Nixon. Joseph Walton Company bought her and named
size of Old
Hull - Tons 307 Length 163'5" Width 26'8" Depth 5ft 0"
size of new
Hull Built at Marine Ways Elizabeth Pa. Width 34'2" Depth 5'4"
Length on Deck 165 ft Length over all 191ft 2in
75975 tons 256
She is now
owned 1926 by the Wheeling Steel Corporation
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