History in HD: Lg Format Glass Negs of Ships & Bridges

New York Over the River: 1903 - New York circa 1903. "East River from Brooklyn tower of Williamsburg Bridge." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size » Manhattan: 1908 - New York circa 1908. "Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size » The … [Read more...]

MV Doulos: The World’s Oldest Passenger Ship

MV Doulos Update 2010: On March 18, 2010, Doulos was handed over to her new owner, Mr Eric Shaw, Director and Chief Executive of BizNaz Resources International Pte Ltd in Singapore. The new owners plan on preserving the historic ship. She will be renamed Doulos Phos, or Servant Light, in this process. The MV Doulos is the world's oldest active ocean going passenger ship. … [Read more...]

Historic Robert E. Lee Destroyed by Fire

ST. LOUIS, March 22 (UPI) -- Fire destroyed the Robert E. Lee, a riverboat that for years was a popular tourist restaurant on the St. Louis waterfront, officials said. The riverboat burned Sunday at the Beelman River Terminal, where it had been towed for renovation, Globe-Democrat.com reported Monday. No one was injured. … [Read more...]

Tugboat Goes from Trash to Treasure

The owner and crew of the Nels J., formerly the Ares, will tell the story of how they got the tug from a scrap yard in Texas to the Duluth harbor Ares pulled into the Duluth harbor on Oct. 27, a successful finish to a journey that included filling the boat with 60,000 gallons of water to get it under a bridge in Illinois, a misunderstanding at a slip in South Chicago, … [Read more...]