Floating derrick MONARCH loading canal boat or barge onto steamship MELBOURNE, New York, NY, February 18, 1902
gelatin silver printPHOTOGRAPHS
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation
USA, NY, New York
4 x 6 in.
Gelatin silver print in photograph album 2008.28.4 of Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation salvage operations; handwritten lower left in pencil "1002"; floating derrick MONARCH loading canal boat or barge onto steamship MELBOURNE, New York, NY, February 18. 1902; see related photographs 1964.660.192-195, 2008.28.3.214, and 2008.28.4.445-449; 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."