[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.

Physical Description

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

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1945~.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2010 and was provided by Longview Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 246 times , with 8 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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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.

Physical Description

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

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"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."

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Rescuing Texas History, 2010

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  • 1945~

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  • Oct. 27, 2011, 2:23 p.m.

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[LeTourneau Industries], photograph, 1945~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191322/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Longview Public Library.