|Posted by Melissa Houston on November 8, 2013 at 8:00 AM|
This week’s “Photo of the Week” is of the “Lake Torpedo Boat Company”. The company was one of the first producers of submarines for the U.S. Navy and was founded in Bridgeport, CT in 1901 by owner Simon Lake. There was a power struggle between the “Lake Torpedo Boat Company” and it’s rival, the “Electric Boat Company” to build for the U.S. Navy. In 1924, the “Lake Torpedo Boat Company” met it’s demise due to financial difficulties and was unable to continue producing submarines.
The "Photo of the Week" highlights pictures from The Barnum Museum’s collection. These pictures are posted on our website at: www.barnummuseumexhibitions.org, along with a brief description of the person, place or thing within the picture. The "Photo of the Week" can also be found on Facebook.
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