: Reverse reads: "Dist #: 1; Caption: Tugboat on the Maumee River; Description: The tug "Florida"- Great Lakes Towing Company, has just passed under the Cherry Street Bridge at Toledo. She is bound up-river.; Photographer: John Mullaney; Owner: Ohio Writers' Project."
This is a photograph of a tugboat named "Florida" headed down the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio. The boat has just passed under the Cherry Street Bridge and is headed up-river.
The Great Lakes Towing Company was founded in 1899 in Cleveland and provided vessel towing as well as marine salvage and ice breaking. It was so successful in 1913 it was charged with operating a monopoly. Today, the Great Lakes Towing Company’s headquarters remains in Cleveland and it is the last remaining tugboat operation in the Great Lakes region. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B13F11_030_001 Subjects
: Tugboats; Great Lakes Towing Company; Maumee River (Ind. and Ohio); Bridges Ohio; Toledo (Ohio)--History--Pictorial works; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project. Places
: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)