Howard Shipyard freight hoist and capstan mechanical drawing dated 1874

During a recent trip to the Univ of Indiana Lilly Library Bloomington Indiana I found this drawing dated 1874 showing the under deck drive mechanism powering a steamboat’s freight hoist and capstan.   Also found were drawings of several other Lee Line boats purchased from Howard as well as interesting correspondence to my great uncle Robert E Lee regarding proposed work on the Georgia and James Lee.

 

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1 Response to Howard Shipyard freight hoist and capstan mechanical drawing dated 1874

  1. Stan Johnson says:

    George,
    Your family has a nice writeup in the December Waterways Journal, pg 14.
    Hope you and your family are doing well. Happy Sailing, Stan Johnson, Riverport Marine Surveying, 901-278-2161.

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