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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Jesiek Boat on Assembly Rig

Jesiek Boat on Assembly Rig


A boat named 'Arrow' in the Jesiek yard, sits atop a movable rig. A long arrow pointing to the name runs the length of the boat. In the background you can see two huge storage tanks belonging to the gas works at Market and Wealthy Sts. Poles supporting multiple telephone or electric lines are also visible. A sign on the two-story, wooden building appears to read "Blanchard Horse Shoeing."


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TitleJesiek Boat on Assembly Rig

Title by cataloger. The arrow on the side of the boat appears on many of the Jesiek Co. boats. The photo is dated 1909 because that is the only year that horseshoer Henry Blanchard has an address that fits with the building in the background.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionLois Jesiek Kayes, scrapbook #1, Joint Archives of Holland, MI.

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from the Joint Archives of Holland, 9 E. Tenth, Holland, MI.

InstitutionJoint Archives of Holland
Physical Storage LocationHolland, MI.

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