- Mystery Question:
What is the vessel lying along the port side of the JAPAN?
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- 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.
- 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.
- "American Views"
Penciled on the back: "Chicago River"
- Date of Original:
Width: 17.6 cm
Height: 8.6 cm
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- Geographic Coverage:
Illinois, United States
- Copyright Statement:
- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes