Marine Operations

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Wed Jul 5 09:14:43 EDT 2006


I've joined the list because I'm particularly interested in coastwise coal
traffic -- particularly schooner barges that operated in the late 19th and
early 20th enturies.

In particular, I'm interested in the following vessels -- N&W #2, #3 and
#6 -- all built by a shipyard in Brooklyn, NY in 1890, and sold to the NYS&W
a few years later. It would appear these were part of a larger order.

Are there any experts here in N&W Marine history -- and in particular of
this era? I'm particularly interested in photos, of course, but also
operations of the schooner barges, including why would N&W start selling
them so soon after purchase?

How about the name of the shipyard in Brooklyn? Disposition of the sister

The N&W barges that became NYS&W barges became Pennsylvania Coal Company
vessels and then went to Neptuine Line. And at various times, may have been
used to bring N&W Coal to New England under subsequent owners.

Any help, leads, direction would be most appreciated. If the entire subject
has been covered in a 7 part series previously in the magazine <g>, please
let me know that too.


Jim Guthrie
Brooklyn, NY

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