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  • Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana
    Image       "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
    Image     "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
  • Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857
    Image       "Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857"
    Image     "Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857"
  • The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel
    Image       "The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel"
    Image     "The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel"
  • McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers
    Image       "McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers"
    Image     "McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers"
  • Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap
    Image       "Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap"
    Image     "Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap"
  • Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay
    Image       "Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay"
    Image     "Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay"
  • Wreck of Monarch, Isle Royale, Dec. 7. 06
    Imagecomment       "Wreck of Monarch, Isle Royale, Dec. 7. 06" Reverse: "Published by W.T. McKachren."
    Imagecomment     "Wreck of Monarch, Isle Royale, Dec. 7. 06" Reverse: "Published by W.T. McKachren."
  • Steamer Caroline, burned and sent over Niagara Falls in 1837.
    Imagecomment       "Steamer Caroline, burned and sent over Niagara Falls in 1837. Cassier's Magazine"
    Imagecomment     "Steamer Caroline, burned and sent over Niagara Falls in 1837. Cassier's Magazine"
  • The Steamer U.S. that backed into the bridge, Michigan City, Ind.
    Image       "The Steamer U.S. that backed into the bridge, Michigan City, Ind."
    Image     "The Steamer U.S. that backed into the bridge, Michigan City, Ind."
  • S.S. "Mataafa" Wrecked Nov 28, 1905
    Image       S.S. "Mataafa" Wrecked Nov 28, 1905 during the worst storm ever seen on Lake Superior" "Gross Ton 4840 Length 430 feet Width 50 feet Depth 25 feet Built 1899"
    Image     S.S. "Mataafa" Wrecked Nov 28, 1905 during the worst storm ever seen on Lake Superior" "Gross Ton 4840 Length 430 feet Width 50 feet Depth 25 feet Built 1899"
  • Steamer "Mataafa" being pounded by the waves
    Image       "Steamer "Mataafa" being pounded by the waves after being wrecked in the effort to make the harbor of Duluth during the Great Storm of Nov. 28, 1905. Nine men wee lost from this vessel." "No. 358, V.O. Hammond Pub. Co., Minneapolis and Chicago"
    Image     "Steamer "Mataafa" being pounded by the waves after being wrecked in the effort to make the harbor of Duluth during the Great Storm of Nov. 28, 1905. Nine men wee ...
  • "Crescent City" on rocks at Lakewood, After storm of Nov 28 1905. Aft view
    Image       ""Crescent City" on rocks at Lakewood, After storm of Nov 28 1905. Aft view"
    Image     ""Crescent City" on rocks at Lakewood, After storm of Nov 28 1905. Aft view"
  • The Seabird: An Historical Essay
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  • Foul Air in a Steamboat's Hold
    TextNewspaper  B., S., The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), November 1854, pp.90-92     For the Nautical Magazine. FOUL AIR IN A STEAMBOAT'S HOLD.

    Gentlemen : -- I take the liberty of sending you some account of a very remarkable experience which I have just had in the physiologcal eflects of foul air, ‚-- such as may be, and in the ease I ...

    TextNewspaper  B., S., The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), November 1854, pp.90-92   For the Nautical Magazine. FOUL AIR IN A STEAMBOAT'S HOLD.

    Gentlemen : -- I take the liberty of sending you some account of a very remarkable experience which I ...

  • Steamer "Mataafa" striking pier at end of Duluth Ship Canal
    Image       "Steamer "Mataafa" striking pier at end of Duluth Ship Canal in effort to make the harbor during the Great Storm of Nov. 28, 1905. Nine men were lost from this vessel." "No. 353, V.O. Hammond Pub. Co., Minneapolis and Chicago"
    Image     "Steamer "Mataafa" striking pier at end of Duluth Ship Canal in effort to make the harbor during the Great Storm of Nov. 28, 1905. Nine men were lost from this ...
  • Wrecking of the Walk-in-the-Water, November 1, 1821
    Image       "Wrecking of the Walk-in-the-Water, November 1, 1821. From an oil painting by Mr. Matthies, made for Thomas and Mary A. W. Palmer, of Detroit, who were on the boat at the time of the disaster, returning home from their wedding trip. The wreck occurred just above the old lighthouse, or ...
    Image     "Wrecking of the Walk-in-the-Water, November 1, 1821. From an oil painting by Mr. Matthies, made for Thomas and Mary A. W. Palmer, of Detroit, who were on the boat at ...
  • The Lake Michigan Disaster -- Burning of the Steamer SEA BIRD
    Image       "The Lake Michigan Disaster -- Burning of the Steamer "SEA BIRD," April 9, 1868. -- Sketched by W. B. Baird. -- [See Page 269.]"
    Image     "The Lake Michigan Disaster -- Burning of the Steamer "SEA BIRD," April 9, 1868. -- Sketched by W. B. Baird. -- [See Page 269.]"
  • Wreck of the Steamer LOUIS RENAUD in the Lachine Rapids
    Image       Reverse: "No 84858 Wreck of the Steamber L. Renaud in the Lachine Rapids, near Montreal, May 12, 1873"
    Image     Reverse: "No 84858 Wreck of the Steamber L. Renaud in the Lachine Rapids, near Montreal, May 12, 1873"
  • Water Front after the storm of Sunday, January 20th, 1907, Buffalo, N.Y.
    Image       "Water Front after the storm of Sunday, January 20th, 1907, Buffalo, N.Y." Reverse: "T.P. & Company N.Y. No. 5 Made in Germany"
    Image     "Water Front after the storm of Sunday, January 20th, 1907, Buffalo, N.Y." Reverse: "T.P. & Company N.Y. No. 5 Made in Germany"
  • [Buffalo & Erie basin]
    Image       Panoramic photograph of the I. WATSON STEPHENSON unloading onto a barge at the lumber yards on the Buffalo waterfront. To the right are a number of almost deserted wharves including an abandonned hull half sunk in the water. In the right background are some of the older Buffalo grain elevators.
    Image     Panoramic photograph of the I. WATSON STEPHENSON unloading onto a barge at the lumber yards on the Buffalo waterfront. To the right are a number of almost deserted wharves including ...
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