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worked for the Walton Boat Yard during the
1880s, he notes that one of the boats owned by the Walton's during
this time period was the GIPSY and that this boat becomes the I. N. BUNTON.
is information about the identification of the above photo:
above photo appeared in the March 1975 issue of the S&D
Reflector. The editor of this magazine, Fred Way JR., writes
that he believes this boat GIPSY had been mistakenly identified as
the GIPSEY in previous published records of towboats. He also
asks the readers to help identify the location where the photo was
the June 1975 issue of S&D Reflector the location of the photo
is identified as the Walton Mine Tipple located at Floreffe, PA, a
short distance upriver from Elizabeth, PA. This identification
is by Steve Mackinack, a life long resident of Elizabeth, PA, who
wrote that he personally remembers seeing this mine tipple and he
also gives additional information concerning this location in his
wrote about a Walton boat named G-I-P-S-Y. A photo taken at
the Walton Mine shows a boat named G-I-P-S-Y.
The photo clearly shows the correct spelling is GIPSY.
am concluding that the GIPSY docked at the Walton Mine
Tipple is the
same GIPSY that JW writes about in his journal and that this GIPSY
is the boat that had its machinery put onto the I. N. BUNTON, not
additional information concerning this boat is appreciated.