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Stephen Gose's Collection
 
2/21/2020
 
 
 
 
 
By:Stephen Gose
Dates:10/3/1960 - 9/30/1978
Album Info:Photos by my dad, Edwin Gose. These are temporary scans of my dad's original prints. I'll get better scans made....The Oct 3,1960 pics show my mom and dad out with the crew to fetch U.S. Steel's Governor Miller, and bring her to the front side of dock 1. Edna G still had it's silver stack in 1960. Pics of my family with the Edna G (summer '73) show us going out to fetch one of the northshore's other future museum boats, U.S. Steel's good ole William A. Irvin ('Big Bill'). I was 3 years old then. I still remember very vividly that first whistle blast when we were leaving the dock to go out to fetch the Irvin, and I got scared out of my wits and burried my ears under my dad's arms while we were sitting on the couch in the pilot house. Too bad my dad didn't have his movie camera that day! I have more of my dad's Edna G stuff to still dig out of the basment. My dad was a tour guide on the Edna G -summer '04 and '05. Fun times to hang out with my dad in the pilot house years after we had our rides on the Edna G, blow the whistle (albeit with compressed air - just not the same as Edna G's sweet sounding steam toots ), and climb down into the boiler room. Thanks to my mom and dad with being aquainted with Capt. Ojard, back in the early 60s, we were able to have family outings ( while camping at Gooseberry campground ) riding on the Edna G and fetch some ore boats. As a side note as a matter of interest: round the clock operations on the Edna G ran with 3 crews running 8 hours each ( up until the late 70s ). A typical Edna G crew consisted of the captain(naturally), engineer,fireman,and 1 lineman. The fireman could also double as a lineman. Adolph Ojard, was the lead captain (and in charge of the whole Edna G operations dept in general ), while his brother Ed Ojard, was the chief engineer. Ed Ojard's son Mike, has recently begun his own tug boating operation in Duluth. Ed Ojard and Capt. Iver Peterson were a hilarious duo when working on the Edna G.....
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Edna G and William A. Irvin
Title:  Edna G and William A. Irvin
Description:  U.S. Steel's William A. Irvin, out the starboard side, and getting ready to load at dock 2. Sorry for the blurry scan.
Photo Date:  8/1/1960  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 1:42:15 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Ed Gose
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Edna G
Title:  Edna G
Description:  Capt Adolph Ojard and Lineman Warner Fossum, riding out to fetch U.S. Steel's Governor Miller. Check out Edna G's smoke. Classic Edna G action shot by my dad!
Photo Date:  10/3/1960  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 1:33:24 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Ed Gose
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Edna G
Title:  Edna G
Description:  My dad, Ed Gose, sitting on the Edna G's super cozy couch in the pilot house, and looking out the port side back corner window.
Photo Date:  10/3/1960  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 1:33:43 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Faith Gose
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Edna G
Title:  Edna G
Description:  Smoke billowing out the Edna G's silver stack. Still silver in 1960. Stack was repainted with a narrow stripe scheme by spring 1962. Great shot by my dad....Edna G steaming away!!!
Photo Date:  10/3/1960  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 1:34:45 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Ed Gose
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Edna G
Title:  Edna G
Description:  Edna G's cylinder chest painted with a classy looking maroon. It was painted an awful plum color, when it was at Fraser Shipyards for hall repairs back in the 90s. I haven't been on the Edna G since it's hall was repainted back to it's proper high contrast maroon and the pilot house and forecastle were repainted with a fresh coat of ochre yellow in '06. Hopefully the cyliner chest was repainted back to a shiny maroon over the disgusting plum color it had.
Photo Date:  10/3/1960  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 1:35:09 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Ed Gose
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Edna G and Governor Miller
Title:  Edna G and Governor Miller
Description:  Edna G, U.S. Steel's Governor Miller, and my mom, after Governor Miller had been brought in and shored to dock 1 for a load of iron ore.
Photo Date:  10/3/1960  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 1:35:35 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Ed Gose
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Edna G
Title:  Edna G
Description:  My mom and dad, Ed and Faith Gose, posing on the Edna G. Warner Fossum, kindly took the shot.
Photo Date:  10/3/1960  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 1:36:39 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Warner Fossum
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Edna G and Governor Miller
Title:  Edna G and Governor Miller
Description:  Governor Miller, outside the Edna G's pilot house, with my mom providing an up close audience.
Photo Date:  10/3/1960  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 1:37:09 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Ed Gose
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Edna G
Title:  Edna G
Description:  Left to Right: my mom - Faith Gose, Edna G Captain - Adolph Ojard, and Edna G lineman - Warner Fossum.
Photo Date:  10/3/1960  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 1:37:33 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Ed Gose
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Edna G's Warner Fossum
Title:  Edna G's Warner Fossum
Description:  Lineman Warner Fossum, getting his portrait taken by my dad. Classic!
Photo Date:  10/3/1960  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 1:38:05 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Ed Gose
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Edna G and William A. Irvin
Title:  Edna G and William A. Irvin
Description:  William A. Irvin, after being tied up to dock 2 to start loading.
Photo Date:  8/1/1973  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 1:39:35 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Ed Gose
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Edna G and William A. Irvin
Title:  Edna G and William A. Irvin
Description:  Getting lined up to make fast with the William A. Irvin ("Big Bill"), and bring in to dock 2, for a load of iron ore.
Photo Date:  8/1/1973  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 1:39:59 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Ed Gose
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Edna G
Title:  Edna G
Description:  Going for a ride on good ole Edna G. My sis Lisa, my mom, and your's truly. Edna G chief engineer Ed Ojard, is walking by the starboard side boiler room door in the background.
Photo Date:  8/1/1973  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 1:40:41 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Ed Gose
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Edna G
Title:  Edna G
Description:  Edna G simmering away.....
Photo Date:  8/1/1973  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 1:41:21 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Ed Gose
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Edna G
Title:  Edna G
Description:  Edna G simmering away for us, on a beautiful summer day. My scan is a joke, but look at that smoke!
Photo Date:  8/1/1978  Upload Date: 2/27/2009 6:12:17 AM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Ed Gose
Categories:  Steam
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