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Whaleback Boat Launch

Date: April 1893
Description: Launching Captain Abe McDougall's whaleback boat, "Christopher Columbus", from the American Steel Barge Company dock.
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The Whaleback "Christopher Columbus"

Date: September 19 1892
Description: Captain Alexander McDougall's whaleback passenger steamer "Christopher Columbus" under construction in the shipyard of the American Steel Barge Company in...
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McDougall Whaleback Steamer Under Construction

Date: 1892
Description: Text at bottom reads: "McDougal [sic] Whaleback. [manufactured at] West Superior, Wis." The steamer is under construction in the American Steel Barge Compa...
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McDougall Passenger Whaleback Steamer Under Construction

Date: 1892
Description: Whaleback steamer under construction in the American Steel Barge Company shipyard in Superior, Wisconsin. Text at bottom of card reads: "McDougall Passenge...
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Launch of the Steamer "Petoskey"

Date: April 20 1888
Description: The launching of the screw passenger and freight vessel, "Petoskey," on April 20, 1888 at Burger and Burger Builders, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
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American Shipbuilding Company

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Description: A man is standing in front of huge blocks of ice at the American Shipbuilding Company. The ship "War Otter" is in the background. A large chunk of ice tied...
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Marine Iron Company

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

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Description: The American Shipbuilding Company yard in winter with ships and a derrick in the center of the image.
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Building a Big Boat

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Description: Colorized image of the frame of a large boat being built at the shipyards in Superior.
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The "Christopher Columbus"

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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McDougall Whaleback

Date: 1892
Description: Text at bottom reads: Ship Yards — McDougall Whaleback. West Superior, Wis." Whaleback steamer in the shipyards of the American Steel Barge Company.
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McDougall Whaleback

Date: 1892
Description: Text at bottom reads: Ship Yards — McDougall Whaleback. West Superior, Wis." Captain Alex McDougall's whaleback steamer in the shipyard of the American Ste...
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Steamboat "John C. Mann"

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

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Description: Painting of a whaleback shipyard.
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Building "Apollo No. 1" Steamboat

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Description: Group portrait of men posing in front of the partially constructed "Apollo No. 1" steamboat.
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The Detroit Edison Under Construction

Date: 1954
Description: Self-unloader, the Detroit Edison, Hull 418, is under construction and surrounded by scaffolding at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corporation.
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S.S. Harvester

Date: July 15 1911
Description: The S.S. Harvester on the building ways before launching. The ship was built for the Wisconsin Steel Company, a subsidiary of International Harveste...
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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.
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"S.M. Stephenson" Schooner

Date: 1880
Description: The schooner "S.M. Stephenson" was built in Manitowoc in 1880, weighing 511 gross tons. Its owner was A. Bigelow.
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Manitowoc Shipyards

Date: 1930
Description: Elevated view of the shipyards with the Badger State cement plant in background.

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