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Detroit in 1820 
Image  1877  The foreground shows the Canadian shoreline with several people standing, sitting, and playing near the Detroit River. The steamship Walk-in-the-Water is shown sailing down the river, along with several smaller sail boats. The shoreline of Detroit occupies the background. Landmarks on the Detroit...
John Wesley 
Image  1880  This oil painting is of the JOHN WESLEY sailed by Capt. J. Hutton. The ship was owned by Parker Bros. The painting is signed "S.A. Whipple, 1880" in the viewer's lower left corner. The three masted schooner is depicted with full rig showing and a small tug on the port stern. A lighthouse is in the...
State of Michigan 
Image  1893  This oil painting, signed "S.A. Whipple, Detroit, 1893", is a broadside view of the "State of Michigan", facing left. The vessel of arch-type construction is a package freighter and passenger carrier. Vessel has a green hull, white superstructure, and red trim. "Grummond's Mackinac Line" in red on...
Northwest 
Image  1883  Occupied with passengers the "Northwest" sails in dark blue water. Blowing high in the wind are several flags. There is one American flag and the other flags read: Detroit, Cleveland, Northwest, and M.C. R.R.This oil painting of the "Northwest", a D & C boat; is signed in the viewer's lower left...
City of Cleveland 
Image  1888  This oil painting of the "City of Cleveland" by S.A. Whipple, Detroit, 1888 shows a white sidewheel passenger steamer with a main promenade, top deck, walking beam, and two smokestacks. The ships name is on the paddle wheel box. Seth Arca Whipple was born at New Baltimore, Michigan and was the son...
Greater Detroit grand salon 
Image  c. 1924  This watercolor painting is an interior view of the grand salon of the steamer GREATER DETROIT which was built in 1924 and decorated by W. & J. Sloan Co. of New York.
Walk-in-the-Water Palmer 
Image  1821  Oil painting: "The Wreck of the Steamer WALK-IN-THE-WATER, Nov. 1, 1821"; cream-colored sidewheel steamer is being blown on shore in rough seas; wind-blown trees on beach, lighthouse in distance; passengers are embracing on deck, being lowered into a yawl in the water, and on beach a group of men...
Columbia 
Image    Oil painting titled "Labor Day Cruise" by Roy Pauli; shows the Bob-Lo Boat COLUMBIA going under the Ambassador Bridge at sunset with the Detroit skyline in the background; in elaborate gold frame.
A.A. Parker and Tow 
Image  1892  This oil painting of the steamer "A.A. Parker" towing barge "B.W. Parker" is signed at the viewer's lower right: "S.A. Whipple, 1892". Both ships have green wooden hulls and three masts. Shown on the starboard bow of PARKER is a lighthouse. There are two small ships in the upper right corner. Seth...
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