Which steamboat is being towed upriver? Is this from before the fire?
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Stereoview of a busy scene on the Chicago River. One of the swing bridges is open to allow the tug to tow the propeller driven steamboat up the river. Schooners line both sides of the river, some with their sails up drying. More masts can be seen in the background, along with the outlines of the lakeside grain elevators