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Title: Coal barge JOHN FORSYTH under construction, Thames Shipyard, New London, CT, 1899

Accession Number: 1950.527
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS
Type: photograph
Maker:
Place: USA, CT, New London
Date: August 01, 1899
Materials:
Description: Photograph; mounted on white card with pressed design; inside of coal barge JOHN FORSYTH under construction; Captain John Forsyth; for whom the vessel was named; is seen in the picture; this was the world's largest coal barge at that time (1899); built at the Thames Shipyard; New London, CT., photo taken August 1, 1899. Handwritten on back in pen; "Capt John Forsyth - in shirt sleeves./ Superintending the construction of the/ world's largest coal barge, bearing his/ name - Built at Thames Shipyard,/ N.L. Conn.".

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