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Damaged Christopher Columbus Cruise Vessel


Large crowd looking at the damaged Christopher Columbus cruise vessel at dock. Constructed in 1893, the Christopher Columbus was the only passenger-carrying whaleback steamer ever built. Eighteen passengers died when the ship hit a water tower on the bank of the Milwaukee River on June 30th, 1917.


Image ID: 4685

Creation Date:  

Creator Name: Taylor, J. Robert

City: Milwaukee

County: Milwaukee

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Taylor, J. Robert, 1876-1959 : J. Robert Taylor photographs, 1898-1930

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: (T35)111

Original Dimensions: 5 x 4 inches



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Human settlements

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