Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sepia Saturday ~ The Mates Crew ~



 I don't know a great deal about these photos from dad's old photo album, other then sometime in the 1940's dad worked on a boat ( I believe it was a paddle wheel) on the St. Lawrence river. I love the nick names of some of dad's mates as well as the great pose in the photo above. Hopefully someone out there will read this post and be able to share some information about the name of the boat and the people in the pictures.


Dad on the bottom right of the photo.






I was able once again to use Ancestry.com and locate the Nephew of Ken Hobbs and share this photo of his Uncle with him, unfortunately he had no information about the name of the boat his Uncle and my dad worked on.

12 comments:

  1. Great photos, they certainly look to be enjoying themselves!

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  2. Oh what a happy bunch indeed! I simply love photos from boats too, that one with the windows is very cool!

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  3. Wonderful photos! I can almost feel their energy. I suspect they had way too much fun at times!

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  4. Their jobs were probably lots of hard work for little pay but plenty of time for adventure, guy time and fun.

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  5. Wow, those are great photos. They all have such youthful exuberance. How very kind of you to track down Ken Hobbs' nephew and share the photo with him.

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  6. Great pictures. I smile just looking at them. I imagine they were a hoot to hang around with.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Regards,
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

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  7. Great photo, the written nicknames made me smile...Karen

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  8. Another great collection of images. They seem to have been having a fine old time, despite the difficult days they must have been living through. Pictures can transport us through time quicker than a jet plane, can't they?

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  9. Great collection of pictures. The old sailors' clothes are interesting too.

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  10. Thank you all~! Knowing my dad and his sense of humor as well his love for adventure and fun, I think you all are right, I'm sure they worked hard and had a fun time as well.

    Allan I agree with you pictures can transport back in time and help us know another side of people we may otherwise have never known. We begin to see those we thought we knew a bit differently, it takes them out of that "parent role" and shows us that OH MY they were once just like us and we often find ourselves saying "hmmm so that's where I get it from" :)

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  11. i can only marvel at such a fine collection of photographs. they all have a certain quality, and now that you've put them here, they will remain in the collective memory of the big www. they may yet find their way home in unexpected places. you already found one of the guys' nephew. more to come. on one pic, we see "...SSTON". perhaps there are naval archives listing all of the boats that roamed in the region.
    good luck!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  12. Tracie, all the photos are great but the last one is spectacular! I love it!

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