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Thumbs up Col. J. E. Sawyer: America's 1st Concrete Steamer Passenger Vessel

Col. J. E. Sawyer: 1st Concrete Passenger Vessel

The Sawyer (Feb. 1919, New Bern, N. C.) pictured here under construction: #1 of the initial 4 of 9 U.S. Army Quartermaster namesake transportation river steamers of ferrocement. She has rested in our harbor for 80 yrs, misnamed the "Maj. Archibald Butt."


Photo Credit: John B. Green Collection at East Carolina University

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