15, 1917 to September 17, 1917
Steamer Rival at Parkersburg, W. Va May 15, 1917
of new Hull on Tug Hattie May 17 Rodgers Sand
Company This tug up on Section Docks at the foot of Chateau
Street North Side Pittsburgh the Rodgers Company have a Shop and
dock at this point. The first time we tryed to pump this Tug up it was
very windy and rainy day and when one end was out of the water she slid
off but did no damage the next day we made it all right. Tom
Austin was Foreman and a good man finished this Tug
September 10, 1917
Captain Wm. Rodgers visited us most every day and he
renamed the Tug Hattie to the Early Bird. I then repaired their gunnel
Hull Steamer J.M. Hudson - Captain Rodgers named her Steamer Sweet
Cake I got along fine with Herman Rodgers and the Captain
treated me fine.
17, 1917 I returned to the Marine Ways as Foreman for Wm. Sesher, the
new Supt. Morgan had left owing people various amounts of money he
also abandoned his Wife leaving her without a cent. This did not
surprise me very much knowing him the way I did I got
along fine with Supt. Sesher as he knew the work and was a good
The first work
I done under his direction was laying down a floor plan for a new Hull
for the Steamer Carbon and makeing templets for the same.
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