|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Photographer||Empire Photo Publishing Co.|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
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|
|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."
|Subjects||Boat & ship companies|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Haughwout, William Meyers
Haughwout, George W.
|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.|