December 20, 2010

Launching

Can you imagine the noise and the wave it made?

USRC Gresham, Cleveland, OH
1896

8 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

What? They had the engines burning before launch? Obviously, I know nothing.
Wow. No. I can't imagine the wave or the noise. I had no idea that this was how they launched ships. Sideways? I guess so.

screamish said...

yeah sideways is wierd..guess it was shallow water...

Anonymous said...

Or the ship is launched into a narrow waterway. Is(was) common method on the Great Lakes.

downtown guy said...

Anon, thanks for the info! That fills in the holes.

May said...

I bet it was scary as hell to be on it right then.

downtown guy said...

Hang on!

Anonymous said...

Very cool! Those are factory smokestacks behind, right?

downtown guy said...

Looks like it to me.