Derrick MONARCH hoisting canal boat onto deck of steamship MELBOURNE, February 18, 1902
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation
6-1/2 x 4-5/8 in.
Gelatin print in album 2008.28.3 of Merritt & Chapman Derrick & Wrecking Co.; handwritten on album page "DERRICK 'MONARCH' HOISTING CANALBOAT/ ONTO DECK OF S.S. 'MELBOURNE'/ February 18, 1902."; handwritten in negative lower left "1003"; from original negative 1964.660.193; see related photographs 1964.660.192-195, and 2008.28.445-449; see accession file for reference from "Marine Engineering", Vol. VII, April 1902, "The steamship Melbourne belonging to the Philippine Transportation and Construction Company recently left New York for Manila with a general cargo and nineteen steam barges. These barges will be used as steam lighters in the harbor of Manila and elsewhere about the islands for transferring freight from ships to land."