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Louis L. McAllister Photographs

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Louis L. McAllister photographed people and places near Burlington, Vermont for 60 years. He was born in Columbus, Nebraska on October 16, 1876, the son of Julius S. McAllister (born 1841 in Lincoln, VT) and Rosette Gould (born in Vermont in 1851). Julius McAllister worked as a photographer and dentist in Washington D.C., Bristol, Vermont and Columbus, Nebraska. Around 1895, Julius, his third wife Amy, and their children left Nebraska for the Union Soldiers’ Colony in Fitzgerald, Georgia. By 1900, Julius and Amy were divorced, and Amy and her stepson Louis were working as photographers in Thomasville, Georgia.

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Louis L. McAllister Photographs

Published:  November 19, 2007,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

Date:  1944-04-16

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

April 16, 1944. Sub-chaser SC 1504 christening. Sponsor's Party. Ship built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. To the right in the background is seen the steamboat Ticonderoga that sailed Lake Champlain from Burlington, Vt. to Port Kent, NY until 1953. Photo #3.

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    Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

    Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

    Date:  undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Seen here the twin propellers at the stern of one of the crafts built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Photo #11. See also mcalA01F11i02, mcalA01F11i17.

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      Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

      Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

      Date:  undated

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      The sterns of two ships seen here with shipbuilders congregated around the twin propellers. Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Date unknown but may be 1940s. Photo #9. See also mcalA01F11i02 and mcalA01F11i17

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        Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

        Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        Naval personnel pose for a group photo next to one of the naval ships built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Undated but probably on the day the ship was launched in the 1940s.

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          Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

          Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

          Date:  undated

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          Ensign Martha P. Dinsmore, USNR stands holding a bouquet of flowers at the christening of sub-chaser SC 1505 April 16, 1944. Ship built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Photo #2. See also mcalA10F07i07

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            Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

            Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

            Date:  undated

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            August 31, 1942. Historic double launching. Senator Warren Austin delivered keynote address. SC-1029 built by Donovan Construction Company at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Keel laid 4/27/42. Launched 8/31/42. Commissioned 11/16/42. Transferred to France 10/30/44. SC-1030 built by Donovan Contracting Co., Shelburne, Vt. Keel laid 5/4/42. Launched 8/31/42. Commissioned 11/16/42. Transferred to France 10/2/44. Photo #3.

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              Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

              Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

              Date:  1944

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              May 14, 1944. Christening of 110 foot sub-chaser SC 1506 built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Mrs. Lewis F. Olson, Sponsor, does the christening. Photo #1.

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                Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                Date:  undated

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                May 14, 1944. Christening of 110 foot sub-chaser, SC 1506, by Mrs. Lewis F. Olson, Sponsor. Ship built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Photo #2.

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                  Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                  Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                  Date:  1944-05-14

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  May 14, 1944. The christening of 110 foot sub-chaser, SC 1506, by Mrs. Lewis F. Olson, Sponsor. Ship built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Photo #3.

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                    Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                    Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                    Date:  undated

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                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    The bows of SC 1029 and SC 1030 are adorned with bunting and American flags. Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. An historic double launching with the two vessels side by side on the Crandall deck. Location Lake Champlain probably on the day they were launched in 1942. Photo #6.

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                      Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                      Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      Historic double launching of two sub-chasers. SC-1029 built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Keel laid 4/27/42. Launched 8/31/42. Commissioned 11/16/42. Transferred to France 10/30/44. SC-1030 built by Donovan Contracting Co., Shelburne, Vt. Keel laid 5/4/42. Launched 8/31/42. Commissioned 11/16/42. Transferred to France 10/2/44. Photo #3.

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                        Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                        Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        A group of men standing around and beneath a large boat that is up on timber and metal supports showing the stern end with its propellers. Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Numbers arranged vertically partially visible on the stern. Photo #9. See mcalA01F11i02.

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                          Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                          Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                          Date:  1944-04-16

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                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          April 16, 1944 Launching of sub-chaser SC 1504 onto Lake Champlain. Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Photo #6.

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                            Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                            Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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                            April 16, 1944 Sub-chaser SC 1504 onto Lake Champlain Built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Seen to the far right is the steamboat Ticonderoga, that traveled on the lake from Burlington, Vt to Port Kent, NY until 1953. Photo #4.

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                              Title:   Donovan Construction Company, Burlington

                              Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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                              August 31, 1942 historic double launching of two sub-chasers. Both ships built by Donovan Construction Company of St. Paul, Minn. at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont. Company locally called Donovan Contracting. Bunting and American flags adorn the bows. SC1029 keel laid 4/27/42. Launched 8/31/42. Commissioned 11/16/42. Transferred to France 10/30/44. SC1030 built at Donovan Contracting Co., Shelburne, Vt. Keel laid 5/4/42. Launched 8/31/42. Commissioned 11/16/42. Transferred to France 10/2/44. Photo #8.

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                                Title:   Shelburne Shipyard

                                Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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                                Photo of the Marine Railway building and apparatus used in maneuvering the boats.

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                                  Title:   Shelburne Shipyard

                                  Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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                                  Dry dock cradle at the edge of the shore of Lake Champlain at the Shelburne Shipyard seen with its tracks and heavy metal chains attached. Picture shows keel, blocks, bilge blocks and docking platform. A ferry boat is in the far distance to the extreme left.

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                                    Title:   Shelburne Shipyard

                                    Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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                                    View of the Marine Railway building at Shelburne Shipyard with some of its machinery. Erected 1929 for the Champlain Transportation Company.

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                                      Title:   Shelburne Shipyard

                                      Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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                                      Boat in dry dock showing the wooden cradle supports.

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                                        Title:   Shelburne Shipyard

                                        Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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                                        Part of the rails, roller tracks, chains and machinery used in maneuvering large boats at the Shelburne Shipyard. This is at the water's edge.

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                                          Title:   Shelburne Shipyard

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                                          Portion of the roller tracks used to maneuver boats at the Shelburne Shipyard. This is at the water's edge.

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                                            Title:   Shelburne Shipyard

                                            Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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                                            Photo of the heavy chains part of the machinery that maneuvers the heavy boats at the Shelburne Shipyard.

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                                              View of metal machinery wheel and chain inside the Marine Railway building at the Shelburne Shipyard.

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                                                Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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                                                Photo of the heavy chains part of the machinery that maneuvers the heavy boats at the Shelburne Shipyard.

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                                                  Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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                                                  Photo of the inside of the Marine Railway building at the Shelburne Shipyard. View of some of the machinery that maneuvers the boats.

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