Title: Canal boat or barge on deck of steamship MELBOURNE, New York, NY, February 18, 1902 |
Accession Number: 2008.28.4.448
Type: gelatin silver print
Maker: Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation
Place: USA, NY, New York
Description: Gelatin silver print in photograph album 2008.28.4 of Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation salvage operations; handwritten in pencil lower right "1005"; canal boat or barge on deck of steamship MELBOURNE, New York, NY, February 18. 1902; see related photographs 1964.660.192-195, 2008.28.3.214, and 2008.28.4.445-449; see accession file for reference from "Marine Engineering", Vol. VII, April 1902, "The steamship Melbourne belonging to the Philippine Transportation and Construction Company recently left New York for Manila with a general cargo and nineteen steam barges. These barges will be used as steam lighters in the harbor of Manila and elsewhere about the islands for transferring freight from ships to land."
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