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In port, probably prior to her World War I era Naval service.
U.S. Navy photo NH 101595
Boston Navy Yard
The barge in the left foreground bears the lettering, "U.S. Navy Coal Barge" lettering, although it is too blurry to be definitive. The tall dark object on the left is the 20,000 gallon Gasoline Tank (this is so marked on the tank). Next to the tank is a long wood building, Building 122, the Marine Corps Rifle Range. The buildings across the background are the Forge Shop (Building 105) and the Metal Workers Shop (Building 106), the Oil House (Building 131) (behind the two masts), and at far right the Sawmill and Boat Shop (Building 114). (Buildings 105, 106, and 114 remain in the yard today). As to date, since there is no evidence of the highrise General Storehouse (Building 149) behind Building 105, I would suggest that the image is ca. 1917, probably shortly after East Hampton was acquired by the Navy.
|Original photo: Naval Historical Center
Replacement photo: Stephen P. Carlson
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