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From: "Ronald" rdukarm AT roadrunner DOT com
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 02:17:40 -0400
Subject: Re: (erielack) American Ship Building
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> On a map of 1937 Whiskey Island, it shows the Erie serving the American
> Ship Building Company on the shore of the Ship Channel (old river) of the
> Cuyahoga. this is beyond the ore docks and yard. The Erie/EL was the only
> railroad serving it.
> Mike Spinelli

Mike and List,

The ERIE had a special relationship with American Shipbuilding Company. The
ERIE sold its Union Dry Dock shipbuilding yards in Buffalo to American
Shipbuilding in 1900 (sale final 1910). For details, please refer to my
article, "Erie's Union Dry Dock Company", in Vol. 20, No. 2, of the Diamond.

Ron Dukarm


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