Unknown Newspaper August 10, 1916

Dr. Gibbons Will Present the Holland
to City with Best Claim
    The submarine Holland, known as "the mother of all submarines." which has been on exhibition on the lawn of the Commercial Museum has been pur- chased from the local firm to which the Government sold it for scrap metal, by Dr. P. J. Gibbons, of New York, and his son, Austin Flint Gibbons. Dr. Gib- bons announces that he will present the pioneer submarine to the city which es- tablishes the best claim to it. Dr. Gib- bons is said to have paid $500 for the boat.
    Elizabeth, N. J. seems to be the only city so far that wants the relic. It was in Elizabeth that John J. Holland, in- ventor of the boat, had it built. The city authorities had written to Secretary of the Navy Daniels. Secretary of War Baker and Dr. William P. Wilson, direc- tor of the Commercial Museums, before the boat was sold to Dr. Gibbons, say- ing that they wished to place the Hol- land on a pedestal at Recreation Pier, near the old shipyards site.