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Shooters Island, Ships Graveyard, Vessel No. 53, Newark Bay, Staten Island (subdivision), Richmond County, NY



B&W Photos

HB920224
View Looking South, Showing A-frame Of Walking Beam Engine, Bow End To Left Edward Larrabee, Photographer, November 1984

HB920225
Detail View Showing Bolted Knee Braces On A-frame Of Walking Beam Engine

HB920226
Photocopy Of Photograph

HB920227
Photocopy Of Photograph, Jane Moseley (vessel 53) Tied Up At Dock In Unknown Location

HB920228
Photocopy Of Photograph

HB920229
Photocopy Of Photograph


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Location
Newark Bay, Staten Island (subdivision), NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-162-B
Building/structure dates: 1870 initial construction
Significance: Vessel 53, the MINERVA (formerly the JANE MOSELEY), is a sidewheel steamer that was built in Brooklyn in 1870. Most of its hull is below water, but the assembled wooden A-frame for the walking beam engine is still preserved above the surface. This is the only known extant example of this American engineering accomplishment.

Subjects
Transportation Industry
Transportation
Ships


Related Names
George H Plant & Company
Long Island Railroad
Benson, William O.
Charlick, Oliver
Franklin, Theodore H.
Jefferson, Lewis


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH, SHOWING A-FRAME OF WALKING BEAM ENGINE, BOW END TO LEFT Edward Larrabee, photographer, November 1984
2. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING BOLTED KNEE BRACES ON A-FRAME OF WALKING BEAM ENGINE. Photocopy of photograph. Susan Kardas, photographer, November 1984
3. Photocopy of photograph. JANE MOSELEY (VESSEL 53) UNDER STEAM Date and photographer unknown. (Original in Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia, negative #PB 2880)
4. Photocopy of photograph, JANE MOSELEY (VESSEL 53) TIED UP AT DOCK IN UNKNOWN LOCATION. Date and photographer unknown. (Original in Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia, negative #625)
5. Photocopy of photograph. JANE MOSELEY (VESSEL 53) DURING EXCURSION, DETAIL OF FORE DECK AND CABIN AREA. Date end photographer unknown. (Original in Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia, negative #PB 30017)
6. Photocopy of photograph. MINERVA EX JANE MOSELEY (VESSEL 53) IN BOAT BASIN AT SHOOTERS ISLAND. Circa 1936, photographer unknown. (Original in Eldridge Collection of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia)


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