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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,   ..."Dreadful collision on Lake Michigan, between the Mail steamer LADY ELGIN and the schooner AUGUSTA, Sept. 8 1860."...
Shickluna shipyard 
Image  1863  The Shickluna shipyard in 1863. At left is propellor HER MAJESTY and at right is AMERICA ready for launching. At centre stage is schooner C.G. ALVORD and over her deck can be seen cabin and rails of schooner ST. LAWRENCE.
The Steamer EUROPA, at Montreal, after being brought down the rapids. 
Image    Launched in 1854, the steamboat EUROPA, was sold in Chancery and taken down the rapids of the Saint Lawrence to operate between Montreal and Quebec. She was broken up in 1867. Used to illustrate Ivan S. Brookes, Hamilton Harbor, 1826-1901 .
The Great Western Railway yards and shops, showng the grain elevator built in 1862 
Image    A photograph of the Hamilton waterfront by the Great Western Railway yards, featuring the grain elevator. To the left of the picture a schooner lies alongside the wharf. Used to illustrate Ivan S. Brookes, Hamilton Harbor, 1826-1901 .
Louis Shickluna's shipyard at St. Catharines, c 1863 
Image  c 1863  Photograph of Louis Shickluna's shipyard at Saint Catharines, reported to have been taken in 1863, showing the propeller AMERICA in the right foreground. The barkentine PRIDE OF AMERICA appears in the centre, with the propeller HER MAJESTY in the background. Used to illustrate Ivan S. Brookes, ...
The steamer ARGYLE berthed in the Canal Basin at Dundas 
Image  c 1864  The steamer ARGYLE berthed in the Canal Basin at Dundas Used to illustrate Ivan S. Brookes, Hamilton Harbor, 1826-1901 .
The barkentine ETOWAH at anchor off MacKay's Wharf on her first visit to Hamilton 
Image    The barkentine ETOWAH at anchor off MacKay's Wharf on her first visit to Hamilton. Built in Cleveland the previous year, ETOWAH was newly arrived from Liverpool with a cargo of goods for Montreal, Hamilton, Cleveland and Detroit. She was then going to carry copper from Bruce Mines back to...
Steamer [New] York at Lewiston 
Image  c1860  Stereoview of the American Steamboat Company steamboat NEW YORK at Lewiston before the Civil War. The NEW YORK was moved off the lakes in 1861 and was used for transport on the Atlantic coast during the American Civil War. The label is in error simply identifying her as the "York" as "New York"...
Niagara River, Lewiston 
Image  c1860  Stereoview of the American Steamboat Company steamboat NEW YORK at Lewiston on the Niagara River before the Civil War. The NEW YORK was moved off the lakes in 1861 and was used for transport on the Atlantic coast during the American Civil War. "515 - Niagara River, Lewiston" "Niagara Falls" ...
ADMIRAL at "Gaspe Bay" 
Image  c1860  Photograph of the Canadian government steamboat ADMIRAL in Gaspé Bay. A series of flags can be seen both forward and aft. Sailors can be seen in both sets of rigging. A brigantine lies against the quay. ADMIRAL was built in 1842 at the Niagara Harbour and Dock Company and operated on Lake...
Quebec from Middle of River 
Image  c1860  Stereoview of the former Royal Mail Line steamboat MAGNET lying alongside a second steamboat on the waterfront of Quebec City. The Citadel is visible on the top of the heights. A full-rigged ship lies on her bow. "No. 500 Quebec from Middle of River With the Saguenay Steamer "Magnet."-- Captain...
J.M. JONES 
Image  c1860  Stereoview of tug towing a three-masted schooner in the ice. A hand-written note on the reverse identifies the schooner as the J. M. JONES of the Lake Erie Winter Line. "American Scenery" " Stereoscopic Studies" Hand-written: "Lake Erie Winter Line" "J. M. Jones"
Tugs in drydock 
Image  c1860s  Heavily cropped photograph of two steamboats in a drydock. The vessels have been tentatively identified as the KATE WILLIAMS and FRANKLIN MOORE. The image was mounted on the back of a portrait of a couple, which was later cropped for an oval mount.

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