[LeTourneau Industries]

Description:

Photograph of the LeTourneau Industries oil rig building facility near Vicksburg, Mississippi, which began operation in 1944. The photograph shows an aerial view of the facility. The platforms were assembled on the river band and were walked into the river for final fitting. From Vicksburg, the river tow boats transported the rigs to New Orleans, Louisiana, where they were transferred to the Gulf by ocean going tugs. The first off-shore drilling rig ever created was designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau without any formal drawings or plans.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Mississippi - Warren County
Creation Date: 1945~  
Partner(s):
Longview Public Library
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2010
Usage:
Total Uses: 145
Past 30 days: 3
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1945~
Coverage:
Place
United States - Mississippi - Warren County
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
1945~  
Description:

Photograph of the LeTourneau Industries oil rig building facility near Vicksburg, Mississippi, which began operation in 1944. The photograph shows an aerial view of the facility. The platforms were assembled on the river band and were walked into the river for final fitting. From Vicksburg, the river tow boats transported the rigs to New Orleans, Louisiana, where they were transferred to the Gulf by ocean going tugs. The first off-shore drilling rig ever created was designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau without any formal drawings or plans.

Note:

There is a typed caption on the front of the photograph that reads:

"An aerial view taken from over the Mississippi River showing our platform and shipbuilding facility near our Vicksburg, Mississippi plant. The platforms are assembled on the river bank and are walked into the river for final fitting out. From here the river tow boats take the platforms to New Orleans where they are transferred to the Gulf by ocean going tugs."

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w ; 22 x 28 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): oil rigs
Contributor(s):
Partner:
Longview Public Library
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2010
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: GC0189
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth191322
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image