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Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday's Photo: Coaling Ship, Columbia - Hampton Roads - April 1916

My grandfather, Claude Lewis Davis, worked on a variety of ships for many years. I assume that he is part of this crew, but must have taken the picture. I don't think that he is in the photo. 

I love that this photo was taken in Hampton Roads. I lived in Hampton Roads for my entire life. My grandfather grew up in Kentucky and spent most of his adult life in New York. However, he moved to the Hampton Roads area to live with my family just a few years before he died. 

Last names of the crew members pictured are listed on the back. Did you notice the goat? For many years goats were carried on ships for milk and meat - much easier to transport than cows. Later, they were on-board as mascots. 

This picture was found on the same page with the above photo.
 It is not known if this is the Columbia or even a coaling ship. 

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Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn. 

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