Coaling a ship (1930s)

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Title:
Coaling a ship (1930s)
Physical Description:
Photograph
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Abstract:
This photograph taken in the 1930's, is of a cargo/passenger ship on the St. Thomas, V.I. dock. Native women are boarding the ship, carrying baskets baskets of coal on their heads. They "coaled" Man-of War ships that patrolled the Panama Canal, as well as passenger and cargo ships. The wooden token paid to the women was called the "Tally." Steam funnels sprout from the ship's deck, barely above the cabin, that has protective glass panels. There is a Studebaker motor car (left), and a group of European women standing aside, as s sailor with his distinctive white "cap" and leggings, passes by. The large The large steel girding tower above the "motor car," suggests a hoisting mechanism for unloading the larger ships.

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Source Institution:
University of Virgin Islands
Holding Location:
University of Virgin Islands
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the submitter.
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AA00019411:00001