GLMS 53 - Triad Salvage Company
|Title||GLMS 53 - Triad Salvage Company|
|Subject||Business & Commerce|
This two cubic foot collection was donated to the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes in two transfers on November 18, 1981 and July 22, 1984. Literary and property rights were dedicated to the public by Robert Weiner of the Triad Salvage Company. Photocopying is permitted for purposes of conservation and research.
In the mid-1970s the Great Lakes vessel scrapping and salvage industry began operating in Ashtabula, Ohio. The ACME Scrap Iron and Metal Company began operating on State Road in 1975. This company closed in 1977. In 1978, Triad Salvage, Inc. opened on East 21st Street under the direction of Robert Weiner. Business was marginally good for less than a decade. Contracts for scrapping the PAUL L. TIETJEN and the G. A. TOMLINSON, in 1980 left the company operation. Business declined by the mid-1980s and the company closed in 1987.
|Scope and Content|
This two cubic foot collection records details of maintenance activities conducted on ten vessels on which the Triad Salvage Company performed salvage and repair work. These vessels were the C. C. AUSTIN (US 208397), COMET (US 211398), H. C. HEIMBECKER (C. 317133), FRANCIS E. HOUSE (US 203917), KINSMAN ENTERPRISE (US 203543), MANITOBA (C. 325772), GEORGE W. PERKINS (US 202166), SYLVANIA (US 201840), VERONA (US 204684), AND THE WESTDALE (C. 317133). The records in this subject file date from 1902-1981.
The file on each vessel generally contains maintenance logs. Lists for work performed and supplies ordered appear in these logs. Other items that may appear are correspondence and architectural plans. Some crew lists for the C. L. AUSTIN are also present. Files for the C. L. AUSTIN and the SYLVANIA are more extensive than those for the other vessels. Correspondence and crew information appear for the AUSTIN. Blueprint copies of plans for the SYLVANIA show planned repair work to be performed by Triad Salvage Company personnel. Arrangement is alphabetical by vessel and then by subject under each vessel.