East from Central Time Station

Title

East from Central Time Station

Subject

Central Time Station; Hog Island Shipyard

Description

A photo of Central Time Station looking east toward Hog Island Shipyard. The area is of note for it being the largest shipyard in the world at the time (1918) after the US Government contracted American International Shipbuilding to construct a shipyard and ships on the island. Ships constructed here became known as "Hog Islanders," most of these ships ended up being cargo ships, with a few being transport ships. Those who worked there remembered the torrential snow of the winter of 1917-18.

Source

Independence Seaport Museum

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 451 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Spring 2016

Date

January 23, 1918

Contributor

David Jones

Rights

Courtesy of the Independence Seaport Museum

Format

JPG

Type

Still Image

Original Format

Photo

Files

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Citation

“East from Central Time Station,” Goin' North, accessed September 25, 2022, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/599.