Thursday, October 25, 2012
Public Dock and USS Wolverine Erie PA
Here's a cool old postcard showing the Public Dock in Erie, PA, which is now known as Dobbin's Landing. This bird's eye view was taken on the east side of the dock. The large white vessel sitting parallel to the dock is the USS Wolverine, also known as the USS Michigan. It was painted white around 1907. There were a number of commercial fishing companies that operated on Erie's lower east side, and fish nets are drying in the sun on racks on the lower left side of this picture.
Here's a newer shot of the Public Dock from a different angle: http://oldtimeerie.blogspot.com/2012/05/lower-state-street-photo-by-chester.html