However, after the war ended, so did many of the government contracts to build ships. Shipyard leaders as well as community supporters rallied and sent representatives to Washington to try to convince the government to continue to rely on wooden ships in addition to metal ships.
Here are a couple of articles about those Jahncke shipbuilding efforts back in 1919. Click on them to make them larger and more readable.
To view the Jahncke Shipyard Photograph Collection, CLICK HERE.
Click on the video 'play' triangle for a view of shipyard workers in Madisonville.
Maritime Museum Unveils Model of Jahncke Shipyard
Photographs from Jahncke Shipyard