The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Wreck of the LADY ELGIN


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Mr. and Mrs. Evison Clinging to the pilot-house of the LADY ELGIN 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of a scene from the wreck of the steamboat LADY ELGIN in Lake Michigan. Mr. and Mrs. Evison Clinging to the pilot-house of the LADY ELGIN
John Furlong on his cabin door 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of a scene from the wreck of the steamboat LADY ELGIN in Lake Michigan. "John Furlong, finding his cabin door will not support two, is compelled to relinquish it to Gough, who was afterwards lost"
The late Captain John Wilson, of the steamer LADY ELGIN 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of a photograph of Captain John Wilson, who was lost in the wreck of the steamboat LADY ELGIN in Lake Michigan. "The late Captain John Wilson, of the steamer LADY ELGIN from a photograph by Alschuler"
Edward Spencer and his associates gallantly risking their lives 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of two rescuers working in the surf along the shore of Lake Michigan trying to recover those escaping from the wreck of the steamboat LADY ELGIN. "Edward Spencer and his associates gallantly risking their lives in the surf to rescue the drowning people"
Captain Jack Wilson, on the raft 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of a photograph of Captain John (Jack) Wilson, who was lost in the wreck of the steamboat LADY ELGIN in Lake Michigan along with many others on this raft. "Captain Jack Wilson, on the raft encouraging the sufferers, cried out, "Now, Boys, look out for breakers ahead!"
The Schooner AUGUSTA in port at Chicago, after the collision with the steamer LADY ELGIN 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of a photograph of the schooner Augusta with the grain elevators of Chicago in the background, in the days after she had collided with steamboat LADY ELGIN in Lake Michigan. "The Schooner AUGUSTA in port at Chicago, after the collision with the steamer LADY ELGIN -- From a...
The steamer LADY ELGIN lying at her wharf at Chicago 
ImageComments  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of a photograph of the steamboat LADY ELGIN of the Chicago, Milwaukee and Lake Superior Line, lying at her wharf in Chicago, the day before her loss on Lake Michigan. "The steamer LADY ELGIN lying at her wharf at Chicago -- From a photograph taken the day previous to the...
Dreadful collision on Lake Michigan 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of the collision on Lake Michigan involving the steamboat LADY ELGIN and the schooner AUGUSTA. "Dreadful collision on Lake Michigan, between the Mail steamer LADY ELGIN and the schooner AUGUSTA, Sept. 8 1860."
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Wreck of the LADY ELGIN


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