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Excursion Boats at the Dells

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Description: Excursion boats at the Wisconsin Dells. Boats Eolah and Alexander Mitchell at mooring, with distinctive Dells rock formations in the backgrou...
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Sunday School Picnic at Mendota Steamboat Landing

Date: 1879
Description: Norwegian Sunday School Picnic at Mendota steamboat landing. Small lake steamer "Mendota" could reach speeds of up to 18 mph. The barge "Uncle Sam" was 75f...
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Excursion Boat at the Wisconsin Dells

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Description: The Alexander Mitchell excursion boat with passengers.
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Whaleback Boat Docked in Superior

Date: April 1893
Description: Captain Abe McDougall's whaleback boat, docked at the American Steel Barge Company.
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Whaleback Boat Launch

Date: April 1893
Description: Launching Captain Abe McDougall's whaleback boat, "Christopher Columbus," from the American Steel Barge Company dock.
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Early Power Boat Used for Fishing

Date: 1900
Description: Steamboat on Long Lake owned by Lorenzo Newman of Chippewa Falls. It is anchored at Newman Peninsula on Long Lake near a wet boathouse. The boat was operat...
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Tight Squeeze

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Description: Large steamship squeezing through an open bridge.
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Witches' Gulch with Steamboat Alexander Mitchell

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Description: Mouth of Witches' Gulch and downstream, viewed from cliff. Steamboat Alexander Mitchell at mouth of gulch. Four canoes on shore.
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Steamboat "Clyde"

Date: 1870
Description: The sidewheel steam rafter "Clyde," which was the first iron hull steamboat.
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Steamer "Skater"

Date: 1910
Description: View across water of the steamboat "Skater" cruising Lake Superior, with the Bayfield bluffs in the background.
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"Plowboy" Approaching the Mission Dock

Date: 1904
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...
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"Byng I" Steamboat

Date: 1930
Description: Group of people on board the steamboat "Byng I" sometime prior to 1930.
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"Dell Queen" entering the Narrows

Date: 1885
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.
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Mississippi River View

Date: 1902
Description: Hand-colored Mississippi River view with steamboat and rowboat in the river.
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The "Lion" Steamboat

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Description: View of the steamboat the "Lion" on the Mississippi River, at sunset.
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"Zenya" and Coast Guard Vessel

Date: 1915
Description: "Zenya" boat, owned by the Hull family, docked next to a Coast Guard vessel in La Pointe.
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"Zenya" and "Skater" Boats

Date: 1915
Description: Hull family boat "Zenya" near shore with boat "Skater" in the background off shore.
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View of Oshkosh Harbor

Date: 1855
Description: Half plate daguerreotype, with view across water of the Oshkosh, Wisconsin harbor showing the bridge over the Fox River. Moored on the opposite shore are t...
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Steamboat "Canada"

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Description: The steamboat "Canada" at dock; cargo on lower deck, passengers on upper deck, and crowd waiting on the dock. The "Canada" was built in 1858, dismantled in...
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View from Near East Water Street Bridge

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Description: View of a steamboat down the river from near East Water Street Bridge.

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