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The Sinking of the Lady Elgin

The Sinking of the <i>Lady Elgin</i>
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Title: The Sinking of the Lady Elgin
Description: A page from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper with two sketches and a narrative of the sinking of the sidewheeler passenger, Lady Elgin, in 1860. Three hundred passengers lost their lives. One sketch is of two passengers clinging to the pilothouse, the other of a passenger clinging to a cabin door.

Image ID: 6079
1859 ca.
Leslie, Frank
Classified File
Genre: Photograph
Subjects: Great Lakes
Marine accidents
Paddle steamers

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