Navy Yard Men
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Portsmouth Naval ShipyardStrawbery Banke Presents

This group posed at the Navy Yard some time between 1882 and 1885 while repairing the USS MARION. The photo includes a ship’s carpenter, machinist, a watchcap and rigger. Mark Fernald (in center with Whiskers) was the only Portsmouth resident. Note that there are men standing on the mast in the distance. Brrrr,,Cold.

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Workers at the Navy Yard

BONUS CLOSE-UP: Notice the men on the rigging in the tall ships in the background.

Shipyard Workers, Maine

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