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This historic image depicted the W.H. Welch, a quarantine boarding launch, a type of tug boat, used by the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) to conduct inspections and fumigations upon incoming ships, in order to insure that disease carrying crew members, or cargo, did not disembark upon the United States shore. Built by the Spedden Shipbuilding Company, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1934, the W.H. Welch was commissioned by the USPHS, and was docked at the former maritime Rosebank Quarantine Station, located in Rosebank, Staten Island, New York. The Quarantine Station was opened from 1873, and closed in 1971.
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Creation Date: 1950
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