MyDrone.Pro visits Baltimore Museum of Industry

The Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) collects, preserves, and interprets the industrial history of the Baltimore region by focusing on such diverse businesses as canning, printing, metal working, ship-building, food processing, utilities, biosciences, and garment. [https://www.facebook.com/BMIatWork/]

Recently Yvette and Tim Pruss of MyDrone.Pro visited with Ken Jones, Archives Research Coordinator of BMI to research the history and scan historical photos from the General Ship Repair Corporation.

The Baltimore Museum of Industry [MyDrone.Pro Feb. 2022]

BMI Archives

Ken Jones

Yvette & Tim Pruss

Early Shipyard Photos

Obrecht-Lynch Corporation - Founded in 1924

Originally located on Light Street along the Inner Harbor, the Obrecht-Lynch Corporation was founded in 1924 by Charles B. “Buck” Lynch to repair paddle wheelers. Five years later, Lynch—who had learned about ship repair while serving as superintendent of a repair yard belonging to Charles F. Obrecht—moved the company to Key Highway, which in the early twentieth century was lined with shipyards. After briefly losing and repurchasing the property in the Great Depression, Obrecht-Lynch found success repairing Liberty and Victory ships during and after World War II. [https://www.thebmi.org/portfolio/obrecht-lynch-corporation/]

BGE_406A – Obrecht-Lynch ca. 1930.

BGE-405.B – Obrecht-Lynch, 900 E. Key Highway, ca. 1930.

Before Photo of the Obrecht-Lynch Corporation and After Photo of the General Ship Repair Corporation

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The General Ship Repair Corporation - Today

The General Ship Repair Corporation, a fixture on the Baltimore water front for nearly a century, provides ship repairs, tug and barge dry dockings and industrial services (Baltimore Metal Works Division), and has been in business since 1924.


In its time the company has serviced schooners and steamships, paddle wheelers and super tankers, as well as everything in between. Today though, providing repair and maintenance service to the regional workboat market with its pair of 1,000 ton floating docks. [http://generalshiprepair.com/]

The General Ship Repair Corporation [MyDrone.Pro Feb. 2022]

The General Ship Repair Corporation [MyDrone.Pro Feb. 2022]

A sincere thank you to Ken Jones of the BMI in researching and providing access to the archives.

Support the Museum

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Baltimore Museum of Industry

1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, Maryland 21230

FREE on-site parking for our guests.

Website: https://www.thebmi.org/

Phone: 410.727.4808

Email: info@thebmi.org

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