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Manistee Ship

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: The screw passenger and freight vessel, Manistee. Faint typing on picture describes the loss of the Manistee on November 16, 1883. The ship <...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the steamboat "Senator Cordill" in the Mississippi River near Port Gibson. The boat is carrying an excursion party, and some of the passengers can...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of a large crowd on a pier waiting for a crowded steam excursion boat.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Composite photograph in the "Tall Tale" style. An enormous bovine stands on the front deck of the Pere Marquette 21, a steamer. On the right, on the...

Date: 1904 before

Description: View from shoreline of the steamboat "Plowboy" approaching the Mission Dock at La Pointe. The Plowboy was the first steam ferry to go to Madeline Island. T...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: The passenger excursion vessel, "Christopher Columbus," entering harbor.

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Alexander Mitchell

Date: 1882-09-04 

Description: Elevated view of the steamboat Alexander Mitchell at a dock. Captain Dave and most of the passengers on the lower level are posing standing. There i...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of bow of "Apollo No. 1" steamboat with passengers posing near a dock on the shoreline.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The screw passenger excursion vessel, "Christopher Columbus" underway on the Great Lakes. Decks are filled with passengers. The "Christopher Columbus" was...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the "Dell Queen" entering the Narrows via Devil's Elbow as Hattie and Nellie Bennett look on from an overlook on the shoreline.

Date: 1893 

Description: Elevated view of the Illinois Central World's Fair Transportation Center at Van Buren Street. Several pedestrians cross a bridge leading to trains and lake...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Bridge over river with railroad train. "Apollo No. 1" steamboat under bridge. Boats are along the shoreline.

Date:  

Description: "An 'Imperial Scene' up the Tenn." (Tennessee River). A view from the rear of a man maneuvering a steamboat up the river using a steering wheel.

Photograph

Steamboat "Quincy"

Date: 1906 

Description: The Diamond Jo line steamboat "Quincy," sunk in 1906 near Trempealeau Mountain, then raised and renamed "J.S."

Date:  date unknown

Description: Drawing of Savannah, Illinois, depicting a small town along the shore of the Mississippi River. There is a steamboat in the foreground. Print is part of a...

Date: 1892 

Description: Captian Alex McDougall's passenger whaleback steamer the "Christopher Columbus" being built in the shipyard of the American Steel Barge Company.

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Grounded Steamboat

Date: 1884 

Description: View towards shoreline of a steamboat grounded near a wooden dock. An upside-down canoe or rowboat is propped on the dock. The far shoreline is in the back...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Harpist and violinist posed on steamboat "New Dell Queen".

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Apollo No. 1" passengers disembarking and lining the stairs from landing up to Larks Hotel.

Photograph

The "Arrow"

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Elevated view across water towards an unidentified man standing on the deck of the steamship "Arrow," owned by Shelton Sturges. It is docked at a pier near...

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