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Title [Haughwout boatyard]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Empire Photo Publishing Co.
Date ca. 1890-1910
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on tan cardboard mount. Interior view of a building with wood floors and ceiling beams. Two large boats (possibly yachts) are under construction; 4 men work on the boat in the foreground. The boat in the background sits up on blocks and sawhorses. A workbench with tools is along the wall at right. Handwritten inscription in pencil on reverse: "William H. [sic; should be William M.] & George Haughwout Boat Building / foot of South Avenue / Mariners Harbor." Stamped inscription on reverse: "EMPIRE PHOTO PUB. CO. / 757 3RD AVE., COR. 47TH ST. / NEW YORK."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century, Maritime, Shipbuilding, Boatyard)
Print size 6.125 x 8
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History William M. Haughwout's boat building business was located at the foot of South Avenue, near the Kill van Kull, in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island. When he became ill in the early 1900s, his son George W. Haughwout took over management of the company. In 1911, they advertised their business as the "Oldest yacht and boat builder on Staten Island…Headquarters for Mariners Harbor Yacht Club, with 150 members, which occupy the upper portion of the main building, and finds ample and convenient storage for yachts. Mr. Haughwout makes a specialty of yacht building, repairing and storage."

Earliest Date 1885
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Boat & ship companies
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Haughwout, William Meyers
Haughwout, George W.
Catalog Number 91.035.0003
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.