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General Dynamics Corporation Shipyard, McMyler Crane, 97 East Howard Street, Quincy, Norfolk County, MA



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Location
97 East Howard Street, Quincy, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-26-G
Building/structure dates: 1916 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1929 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1935 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1966 subsequent work
Significance: The McMyler Hammerhead Crane of 1916; 1929 is among the oldest and is the largest of the Quincy-Fore River Shipyard's outfitting cranes. It is significant as an excellent example of an extensively used type of shipbuilding crane. Its installation reflects a period of yard improvements following World War I, and it continued to be used for over 50 years.

Subjects
War (World War I)
Water Supply
Moving Of Structures


Related Names
General Dynamics Corporation
McMylar Interstate Company
Industrial Brownhoist Corporation
Massachusetts Water Resource Authority
Fore River Ship & Engine Company
General Electric Company
Brewster, Robert, Photographer
Fitch, Virginia A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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