by Marie V. Poinan
Volume 2 in the series of booklets about the Odenbach family and their businesses. The Odenbach Shipbuilding Corporation built tankers, tugs, landing barges and marine cranes on Dewey Avenue for five years. John Odenbach’s patented way of bending and welding steel revolutionized the industry. He built ships in Greece, New York, Galveston, Texas and Florida, employing thousands during World War II. The company was also one of about 5% of manufacturing facilities that earned the prestigious Army-Navy “E” award for production excellence.
This new 32-page book by Marie Poinan chronicles the history of the Dewey Avenue shipyard with many historic photos that have never been published, including photos of the demolition.
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