entries 1912 and 1913
Marine Ways October 3, 1925, started at same place June 22, 1898
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Dr. Lee Riggs
On Monday July
29, 1912 a flash of lightning knocked down 12 or 14 men at the Marine
Ways. Paul Cochenaur was unconscious for two and one-half hours. Louis
Heil for 30 minutes, John Maloney Jr. stunned, Paul was pretty bad after
24 hours. The worst hurt were Calkers. Others shocked were McClure,
Congrave, William Hunter, John Duke, Charles Stidard, James E. Reed. It
struck the smokestack of the Steamer Iron Sides, she was on the top yard
and the calkers were under the ash wells. The boat was not damage
Iron Age after being wrecked and salvaged was burnt up Wednesday August
21, 1912 on the shore above Fallen Timber Run.
The sawmills at
the Marine Ways burnt down on Tuesday March 4, 1913. The machinery is
not damaged beyond repair, the saws and belting are lost, loss about
$7,000.00. This the fourth time I've seen the sawmill burnt at this
yard. Tearing down the Old Square Brick Stack March 7, 1913, this stack
was built early in the 1860 s. The Old Joseph Walton Co. sawmill at West
Elizabeth was taken down and rebuilt at the Ways 1913.
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