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07 Apr 2015

Ernest Hinds Revisited

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A different angle of the hospital ship Ernest Hinds tied up on a pier on the Northbank of the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville.  You get a good sense of the working waterfront that covered most of Jacksonville’s riverbank up until the 1960’s.  This frame was shot during the 7 month period between 1946 […]

05 Jun 2013

Big Ships At Merrill-Stevens Ship Yard

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“Two ships that were in repair at the Merrill-Stevens Ship Yard.  A 8X10 camera was used.  Photo taken in the 60’s.”  LS The shipyards located on the North bank of the St Johns River between downtown Jacksonville and what would become Metropolitan Park started in the 1850’s and operated until 1992 under a number of […]

23 May 2013

Hazardous Duty

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“This is a picture of a ship that was loading up with equipment to be shipped overseas to Vietnam for the war effort.  Shortly after this picture was taken they asked me to go on this concrete cube (about 5 feet) to get a picture looking towards the ship.  I did and after I got […]

09 Apr 2013

Navy Ship At Mayport, 1944

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“Here is tow ships that were at our base.  This was in 1944 and they were about as big as we could handle at the time.”  LS Another early photo from U.S. Naval Frontier Base, Mayport, Florida.  I could not track down any solid information about this particular ship but if any Navy Ship experts […]

30 Sep 2011

Fresh Off The Boat

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A Volkswagen Beetle is offloaded to the pier along the Talleyrand docks, most likely headed to Brundage Motors’ dealership in Jacksonville, FL.  Brundage was the first importer of the German made autos to Jacksonville in the 1950’s.

13 Jan 2011

Damaged In Transit

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“A Bad Accident.  No one was killed and no one was hurt, no one had seat belts on either.  It all happened on a trip from England to Jacksonville, Florida.  These cars were on a ship and they got into a bad storm.  Result, the cars broke away from their chains and bounced together and […]

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