Elizabeth Marine Ways

Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

A Journal of daily activities at the Elizabeth Marine Ways 1898 to 1925 

Elizabeth Marine Ways

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I have grouped the pictures taken at the Elizabeth Marine Ways into the four categories listed . Clicking on the title below will take you to that specific page. I am not certain of the dates on each individual picture but I do feel comfortable with the broad category that I have placed them into.

Prior to 1915

After 1915

Fires at Elizabeth Marine Ways

Faces of the Men that Worked at the Ways

Boneyard Across the River

Model of Elizabeth Marine Ways

View Video that includes short segment showing the Elizabeth Marine Ways
This video was taken on July 2, 1934,during the Elizabeth, PA Centennial Celebration.  A Riverboat Parade was part of this celebration and many steamboats of that era participated in this parade, many of which are shown on the complete video.  The clip showing the Elizabeth Marine Ways is one minute of a forty minute video tape. The 16mm movie was taken in 1934, in storage for over sixty years, copied to a video tape with music and narration then added. The narration is by a riverman from Elizabeth, Vinson Volpi, who passed away during 2000.  The quality of the film has suffered during its storage and transfer to video, but to me is a fantastic find.  Click on the link above and Enjoy!


Elizabeth Marine Ways 1900         Elizabeth Marine Ways June - 2000

Then and Now

A comparison of how the Ways looked in 1900 and in 2000.

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