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Titanic Survivors

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Description: Survivors of the Titanic sinking with Congressman William J. Cary and his Secretary, Richard P. Momsen, in front of the United States Capitol.
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Damaged Christopher Columbus Cruise Vessel

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Description: Large crowd looking at the damaged Christopher Columbus cruise vessel at dock. Constructed in 1893, the Christopher Columbus was the only pas...
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Manistee Ship

Date: 1880
Description: The screw passenger and freight vessel, Manistee. Faint typing on picture describes the loss of the Manistee on November 16, 1883. The ship <...
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The Sinking of the Lady Elgin

Date: 1859
Description: A page from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper with two sketches and a narrative of the sinking of the sidewheeler passenger, Lady Elgin, i...
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Sinking of the Lady Elgin

Date: 1859
Description: A page of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper detailing the sinking of the sidewheel passenger, Lady Elgin, in 1860. One sketch is of Edward...
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Sinking Boat Quincy

Date: 1906
Description: Side view of the sidewheel packet, Quincy, sinking in 1906. Only her two upper decks are above water. Trempealeau Mountain is in the background. Lat...
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Sidewheel Packet Quincy Sinking

Date: 1906
Description: Sidewheel packet Quincy, sinking. Only her two upper decks are above water. Trempealeau Mountain is in the background. Later renamed the J.S.
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Damaged Sidewheel Saint Paul

Date: 1895
Description: The sidewheel excursion, Saint Paul, after running aground near Muscatine. The spar is set and the line out. Dan Sauer, the carpenter, is holding th...
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Sinking of the Lady Elgin

Date: September 22 1860
Description: Sketch from the "New York Illustrated News" of the sinking of the sidewheel passenger, Lady Elgin. She was struck and sunk by the Augusta on...
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Steamboat Quincy

Date: 1906
Description: The Diamond Jo line steamboat Quincy, sunk in 1906 near Trempealeau Mountain, then raised and renamed J.S.
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The Wreck of the Steamer J.S.

Date: June 25 1910
Description: The wreck of the sternwheel excursion, J.S., after being destroyed by fire on June 25, 1910, now lying in the Mississippi River north of Victory, Wi...
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Steamboat in Difficulty

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Description: Elevated view of people along a bridge watching a steamboat in difficulty.
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Christopher Columbus Cruise Vessel Accident

Date: June 30 1917
Description: Image of damaged ship on the Milwaukee River. The Christopher Columbus was a popular cruise vessel launched in 1893 and used to traverse the Great L...
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Tugboat in Lake

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Description: A tugboat with possibly a sinking ship in the background.
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Man Clinging to Plank after Steamer Sinks

Date: 1857
Description: Illustration from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper of John Tice clinging to a piece of wreckage after the sinking of the steamer Central Amer...
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Tice and Grant Rescuing Dawson from the Raft

Date: 1857
Description: John Tice and Alexander Grant helping George W. Dawson from a floating piece of debris into a lifeboat after the sinking of the steamer Central America<...
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Wreck of Charles N. Ryan

Date: April 18 1897
Description: Schooner Charles N. Ryan wrecked in a storm north of Ludington, Michigan on April 18, 1897. Possibly a photograph of the crew being rescued by the L...
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Steamboat Quincy Sinking in the Mississippi River

Date: 1906
Description: Group of people stand on pier near the Diamond Jo line steamboat Quincy, sunk in 1906. It was raised and renamed the J.S. There are men on th...
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Moonlight Bay

Date: 1915
Description: A ship lies grounded in the shallow waters of Mud Bay (part of Moonlight Bay), off Toft Point.
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Ruined Hull of Steamer J.S.

Date: May 25 1910
Description: A man stands on the wreckage of a burned steamer in the Mississippi River near the shoreline. There is a small boat and a barrel nearby. Bluffs are in the...

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