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:
Measurements:
12 x 15 inches

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Miraflores Locks (Panama)
Dredges
Excavation
Genre:
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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. Caption on front reads: 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.
Abstract:
This photograph is titled “U.S. Dredge Sandpiper excavating in lock site at Myraflores, Panama Canal” and was taken in 1910, years before the Panama Canal opened in August of 1914. It depicts the U.S. Dredge Sandpiper working in the Miraflores lock area during construction of the Panama Canal. Crew members, both black and white, are the focal point of the photograph. Mounted, it measures 12 x 15 inche
General Note:
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.
Citation/Reference:
Research and additional metadata (metadata is the citation information, including the alternate title, abstract, subject terms, abstract, added notes, and other item information) written and contributed in May 2014 by Stephanie Dhuman for course: “Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Migration, Money, and the Making of the Modern Caribbean” (Spring 2014, taught by Leah Rosenberg at the University of Florida).

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2013.5.1
System ID:
AA00016121:00001