Type of Work: Manufacturing, Mills, and Factories

Inside Cranker’s Machine Shop in Alexandria Bay

Inside Cranker’s Machine Shop in Alexandria Bay

Cranker’s Machine Shop on Mill Point. Cranker was a gunsmith and a toolmaker. He also made motors, and put the motor into the first fire boat in town. The shop closed in the 1960s. Circa 1940. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of the Alexandria Township Historical Society.

Workers at a sawmill in Tupper Lake

A group of workers pose outside a sawmill; the caption on the original reads: “The Big Mill.” Some of the people identified in the original photo: First Row: David Benjamin #5, Ben Churcho #11; Second Row: Mike Leonard #3, Ernie Martin #5; Top Row: Mr. Coolaw #3, William Staves #4. 1900. Tupper Lake, NY. Photo […]