Type of Work: Technical Trades

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.

Robert Service doing maintenance on the Thousand Islands Bridge

Robert Service doing maintenance on the Thousand Islands Bridge

Robert Service working on the Thousand Islands Bridge. He and another worker, Donny Sanford, went up and took off the old aviation lights to install LED lights, lowering the old lights down on a pulley. 1988. Near the Thousand Islands, NY. Courtesy of Robert Service. Service graduated from Alexandria Central School in 1969, and went […]

Changing the lights on the Thousand Islands Bridge

Changing the lights on the Thousand Islands Bridge

Robert Service working on the Thousand Islands Bridge. He and another worker, Donny Sanford, went up and took off the old aviation lights to install LED lights, lowering the old lights down on a pulley. Service was the director of maintenance & construction and bridge operations. Summer of 1988. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of Robert […]

Workers at Larkin Fuel Service in Tupper Lake

Workers at Larkin Fuel Service in Tupper Lake

Outside Larkin Fuel Service; the sign advertises disel, gas, fuel oil, and 24-hour burner service. Among those pictured are Jim Larkin, Lynn Larkin, Leo Sarazay, Tim Larkin, Lawrence Quesnell, Shawn Larkin, Don Dechene (in truck), and Chris Jessie. 1996 or 1997. Tupper Lake, NY. Photo courtesy of the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library.