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Accession number 1998.011
Catalog Number 1998.011.0003
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title Launching of the Genesee
Year Range from 1943
Year Range to 1943
Photographer Unknown
Studio Unknown
Place Savage/Scott County/Minnesota
Description Black and white photo of the launching of auxiliary oil and gasoline tanker (AOG) Genesee in September 1943. The tanker was constructed at Port Cargill in Savage. Seen is the ship in the Minnesota River. Wood two by fours in the river hold the ship upright and numerous people can be seen aboard the vessel. Seen in the foreground is a large group of people along the shoreline watching the ship. Behind the ship are several boats on the water filled with spectators watching the ship. Trees and the opposite shoreline are visible in the background.
Search Terms Photograph
Savage
Port Cargill
1943
Genesee
Tanker
United States Navy
World War II