The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chicago River


Description
Mystery Question:
What is the vessel lying along the port side of the JAPAN?
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Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Stereographs
Description:
Stereoview of a busy Chicago River. The bridge in the foreground left is just swinging out as a tug tows a schooner towards it. The iron hulled propeller to the right is the JAPAN of ERIE, a member of the Erie and Western Transit Company's Anchor Line (the anchor on the flag on her foremast is another clue). Both sides of the river are lined with a forest of masts.
Notes:
JAPAN was launched in 1871, but normally ran out of Detroit for Lake Superior ports. The picture appears to date from before the Chicago fire of 1872.
Inscriptions:
"American Views"
Penciled on the back: "Chicago River"
Date of Original:
c1871
Dimensions:
Width: 17.6 cm
Height: 8.6 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
771
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.8886369379605 Longitude: -87.6233911514282
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Chicago River


Stereoview of a busy Chicago River. The bridge in the foreground left is just swinging out as a tug tows a schooner towards it. The iron hulled propeller to the right is the JAPAN of ERIE, a member of the Erie and Western Transit Company's Anchor Line (the anchor on the flag on her foremast is another clue). Both sides of the river are lined with a forest of masts.