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  • The steamer LADY ELGIN lying at her wharf at Chicago
    Imagecomment       "The steamer LADY ELGIN lying at her wharf at Chicago -- From a photograph taken the day previous to the Collision, by Samuel Alschuler, of Chicago."
    Imagecomment     "The steamer LADY ELGIN lying at her wharf at Chicago -- From a photograph taken the day previous to the Collision, by Samuel Alschuler, of Chicago."
  • John Furlong on his cabin door
    Image       "John Furlong, finding his cabin door will not support two, is compelled to relinquish it to Gough, who was afterwards lost"
    Image     "John Furlong, finding his cabin door will not support two, is compelled to relinquish it to Gough, who was afterwards lost"
  • Mr. and Mrs. Evison Clinging to the pilot-house of the LADY ELGIN
    Image       Mr. and Mrs. Evison Clinging to the pilot-house of the LADY ELGIN
    Image     Mr. and Mrs. Evison Clinging to the pilot-house of the LADY ELGIN
  • The Schooner AUGUSTA in port at Chicago, after the collision with the steamer LADY ELGIN
    Image       "The Schooner AUGUSTA in port at Chicago, after the collision with the steamer LADY ELGIN -- From a photograph by S. Alschuler, Chicago."
    Image     "The Schooner AUGUSTA in port at Chicago, after the collision with the steamer LADY ELGIN -- From a photograph by S. Alschuler, Chicago."
  • Captain Jack Wilson, on the raft
    Image       "Captain Jack Wilson, on the raft encouraging the sufferers, cried out, "Now, Boys, look out for breakers ahead!"
    Image     "Captain Jack Wilson, on the raft encouraging the sufferers, cried out, "Now, Boys, look out for breakers ahead!"
  • Edward Spencer and his associates gallantly risking their lives
    Image       "Edward Spencer and his associates gallantly risking their lives in the surf to rescue the drowning people"
    Image     "Edward Spencer and his associates gallantly risking their lives in the surf to rescue the drowning people"
  • The late Captain John Wilson, of the steamer LADY ELGIN
    Image       "The late Captain John Wilson, of the steamer LADY ELGIN from a photograph by Alschuler"
    Image     "The late Captain John Wilson, of the steamer LADY ELGIN from a photograph by Alschuler"
  • Dreadful collision on Lake Michigan
    Image       "Dreadful collision on Lake Michigan, between the Mail steamer LADY ELGIN and the schooner AUGUSTA, Sept. 8 1860."
    Image     "Dreadful collision on Lake Michigan, between the Mail steamer LADY ELGIN and the schooner AUGUSTA, Sept. 8 1860."
  • Steamer Lady Elgin
    Image       "Steamer Lady Elgin. Wrecked off Winnetka, September 8, 1860, by collision with schooner Augusta. 400 passengers on board -- only 98 saved. From a photograph taken as the steamer lay in the Chicago river, between Clark and La Salle streets, September 7, 1860, the day before the disaster. Copy obtained ...
    Image     "Steamer Lady Elgin. Wrecked off Winnetka, September 8, 1860, by collision with schooner Augusta. 400 passengers on board -- only 98 saved. From a photograph taken as the steamer lay ...
  • Lady Elgin (Steamboat), disabled machinery, 1 Oct 1859
    TextNewspaper       Reason: disabled machinery
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: disabled machinery
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
    ...
  • Lady Elgin (Steamboat), broke machinery, 22 Nov 1859
    TextNewspaper       Reason: broke machinery
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: broke machinery
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
    ...
  • Lady Elgin (Steamboat), sunk by collision, 8 Sep 1860
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk by collision
    Lives: 400
    Hull damage: $33,000
    Cargo: $8,000
    Remarks: Total loss
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk by collision
    Lives: 400
    Hull damage: $33,000
    Cargo: $8,000
    Remarks: Total loss
    ...
  • Lady Elgin (Steamboat), aground, 1 Aug 1858
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
  • Lady Elgin (Steamboat), aground, 26 Jun 1858
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Freight: cattle, goods, &c
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Freight: cattle, goods, &c
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
  • Lady Elgin (Steamboat), aground, 24 Oct 1856
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Hull damage: $1,300
    Cargo: $2,000
    Freight: cattle &c.
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Hull damage: $1,300
    Cargo: $2,000
    Freight: cattle &c.
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
  • Lady Elgin (Steamboat), sunk, 30 Aug 1854
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: passengers, goods
    Remarks: Raised
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: passengers, goods
    Remarks: Raised
    ...
  • Lady Elgin (Steamboat), broke machinery, 1 Oct 1855
    TextNewspaper       Reason: broke machinery
    Remarks: Repaired
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: broke machinery
    Remarks: Repaired
    ...
  • Lady Elgin (Steamboat), collision, 18 May 1852
    TextNewspaper       Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    ...
  • Lady Elgin (Steamboat), 2 May 1871
    TextNewspaper       first through Sault 1859...
    TextNewspaper     first through Sault 1859...
  • Lady Elgin (Steamboat), 5 May 1854
    TextNewspaper       trouble with elephants ?...
    TextNewspaper     trouble with elephants ?...
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