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U.S. Dredge Sandpiper excavating in lock site at Myraflores, Panama Canal

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Material Information

Title:
U.S. Dredge Sandpiper excavating in lock site at Myraflores, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
Donor:
Orr, Thomas C. ( donor )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Miraflores Locks (Panama)
Dredges
Excavation
Genre:
Photographic print

Notes

Summary:
Photograph of U.S. Dredge Sandpiper working in the Miraflores lock area during construction of the Panama Canal. Crew members are standing on deck (see note field for handwritten labels on photograph). 12 x 15 inches (mounted).
General Note:
U.S. Dredge Sandpiper excavating in lock site at Myraflores. Panama Canal 1. Capt. Fisher, 2. 2nd Mate O'Conner, 3. 2nd Engr. Ross, 4. 1st Engr. Grace 5. Operator Herman 6. Chief Engr. Orr 7. Operator Borden 8. 1st Mate Svenson Rest of Crew are blacks.The above information taken from photo of the dredge some time before the Canal opened in August 1914. My Grandfather was Wm. Thomas Orr mentioned as Chief Engr. Note tiny numbers appearing above men described in photo.
General Note:
The Sandpiper was a suction dredge. Note living quarters above and dining hall. Note five rolled up canvas curtains used to keep rain out during downpours. Just one of many types and sizes of dredges used in the construction of the Canal. All part of the Dredging Division based in Gamboa, Canal Zone. Located there with slides prevalent this location made access to either end of the Canal a possibility. Myraflores went on the become Miraflores as the correct spelling.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
2013.5.1
System ID:
AA00016121:00001

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
U.S. Dredge Sandpiper excavating in lock site at Myraflores, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
Donor:
Orr, Thomas C. ( donor )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Miraflores Locks (Panama)
Dredges
Excavation
Genre:
Photographic print

Notes

Summary:
Photograph of U.S. Dredge Sandpiper working in the Miraflores lock area during construction of the Panama Canal. Crew members are standing on deck (see note field for handwritten labels on photograph). 12 x 15 inches (mounted).
General Note:
U.S. Dredge Sandpiper excavating in lock site at Myraflores. Panama Canal 1. Capt. Fisher, 2. 2nd Mate O'Conner, 3. 2nd Engr. Ross, 4. 1st Engr. Grace 5. Operator Herman 6. Chief Engr. Orr 7. Operator Borden 8. 1st Mate Svenson Rest of Crew are blacks.The above information taken from photo of the dredge some time before the Canal opened in August 1914. My Grandfather was Wm. Thomas Orr mentioned as Chief Engr. Note tiny numbers appearing above men described in photo.
General Note:
The Sandpiper was a suction dredge. Note living quarters above and dining hall. Note five rolled up canvas curtains used to keep rain out during downpours. Just one of many types and sizes of dredges used in the construction of the Canal. All part of the Dredging Division based in Gamboa, Canal Zone. Located there with slides prevalent this location made access to either end of the Canal a possibility. Myraflores went on the become Miraflores as the correct spelling.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
2013.5.1
System ID:
AA00016121:00001