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works on the RIVAL many times at the Elizabeth Marine Ways, including
putting new fenders on her on
September 12, 1904
April 15, 1907. On
7, 1911 she docks for repairs after being run into by the Steamer
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to other pages that JW mentions the RIVAL.
writes, as part of a list of activities from
to 1920, that he worked on the Steamer RIVAL in Parkersburg, WVA and
he goes home on May 16, 1917. In his
15, 1917 entry he gives details about his time in Parkersburg
working on the RIVAL. In addition to naming several men in charge
of the dock in Parkersburg, JW names the Captain, Engineer and the Cook
on the RIVAL, her name is Martha.
The photo below
shows the RIVAL in Parkersburg during this time period, having the type
of repairs JW writes about in his journal. I believe this photo
was taken during the time JW was in Parkersburg working on the
RIVAL. I do not know if JW is one of the men shown in the photo,
he may be. I do believe that the woman in the photo is Martha the
cook and I can only speculate that the Captain and Engineer of the RIVAL
are shown and also the Superintendent of the job (JW) who ate all his
meals on the RIVAL.