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Water-tight bulkhead and prefabricated side walls in center the main deck and hatch construction has started.
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Side view of hull showing various sections from double bottom up to main deck being plated.
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Gantry crane lowering engine room deck floor at stern of vessel. Edge of floating dry dock at right.
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Cargo hold side plates being secured. Note tunnel on top level on right through which crew members walk during bad weather.
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Double bottom support for stern section awaiting delivery in hull.
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Beginning to form the bow sections with two gantry cranes working on site. Logs used to support the plates being formed.
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Aligning and forming the hull plate near bow sections.
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Forming stern section. Placing prefabricated double bottom supports in place. Steamer Alpena in floating dry dock.
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Following forms at stern to be sure bent plates line up correctly. Log supports the temporary welded angles. Note pumps in stern.
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Working on the bow section.
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Prefabricated double bottom sections on the floating dry dock next to work site over looking the Detroit River. Cranes ready to lift prefabricated sections into place.
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Stern Post to support propeller shaft secured in place
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Stern view with stern posts in. Note coal bunkers at the main deck level.
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Main hold in center at bow. Logs used to support plates with temporary angle welds.
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Stern of the vessel, vent assemblies await installation (left center). Tie up bollards in lower right portion of image laying on its side.
 

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