Siam: The Tin Dredge

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Siam: The Tin Dredge


The Tin Dredge was a huge boat built on dry ground before being moved to the sea. Kenneth and Margaret describe the fascinating process of moving the boat to sea. It was used to carry the tin, and several people with different expertise were working on the dredge, with the help of many coolies. Mr. Sheehan was one of the winchmen. A pickel of tin was a little bag of tin about the size of a twelve-pound flour sack, but it was almost worth its weight in gold.


Landon, Margaret (1903-1993) Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1930


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Kenneth and Margaret Landon



Sound File Location

Box 77: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 38-54

Clip Location

Hour 53, clip 14


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Margaret (1903-1993) Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: The Tin Dredge,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed January 30, 2023,