The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Loading the Great Whaleback Ship at the Famous Grain Elevators, Chicago 
Image  1895  Stereoview of the whaleback steamer An earlier version of this view exists that co-incides with the Columbian Exposition at Chicago and is copyright 1893. A later version of this view was published by Underwood and Underwood. "Loading the Great Whaleback Ship at the Famous Grain Elevators,...
Blockade of Boats, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. 
Image  c1915  A coloured postcard of a fleet of freighters at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. Three whalebacks are in the foreground including the E. B. BARTLETT and two barges. Postmarked "Mackinac Island, 21 Aug. 1915 8 pm" "Blockade of Boats, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich." Reverse: "Phostint" "Made only by Detroit...
Whaleback freighters of ore and grain in canal, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. 
Image  1900  Stereoview of two whalebacks in the canal at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. The one on the left appears to be the JAMES B. COLGATE of Duluth. The large whaleback on the right is one of the numbered barges. Both of them are running light as they are upbound. The tug in the lock with them is the...
Superior Ship Yards, W. Superior, Wis. 
Image  1902  Panoramic view of the Superior Ship Yards, West Superior, WI. with upwards of twenty lakers in port or under construction. Two whalebacks are visible at the extreme left and right of the photograph.
Steel Barge No. 103 
Image  1899  Photograph of the American Steel Barge Company whaleback barge no. 103 Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great Lakes. Volume I, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1899 Later the JOHN SCOTT RUSSELL (1896 - 1905) and BERKSHIRE (1905 - 1909) Steel Barge No. 103
Modern Steel Grain Elevator at Buffalo 
Image  1899  A whaleback unloads at one of the steel grain elevators at Buffalo, NY Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great Lakes. Volume I, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1899.
Whaleback Barge unloading under Conveyor 
Image  1899  Unloading ore from one of the whalebacks at a Lake Erie port Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great Lakes. Volume I, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1899. "Whaleback Barge unloading under Conveyor. The tramways are 309 feet long, and this plant is used for storage as well as...
A whaleback tow 
Image  1899  A whaleback towing a whaleback barge Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great Lakes. Volume I, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1899. "A whaleback tow"
Arrival of whaleback at Cleveland in the Fall 
Image  1899  Photograph of whaleback arriving in the Cleveland harbour late in the season covered in ice. Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great Lakes. Volume I, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1899. The whaleback looks very much like the American Steel Barge Company whaleback, SAMUEL...
Walebacks in winter quarters at West Superior 
Image  1899  Photograph of whalebacks in winter quarters at West Superior, WI Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great Lakes. Volume I, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1899.
Wreck scenes 
Image  1899  Collection of photographs of various shipwreck scenes. The SAINT MAGNUS capsized at the dock in Cleveland, 7 June 1895. The propeller CORSICA is shown with the bow partially stove in. The two masted schooner SAMANA lies on the beach, probably in 1879 when she was ashore east of Port Colborne, ON. ...
Whaleback passenger steamer Christopher Columbus 
Image  1899  The Columbian Whaleback Steamship Company's whaleback passenger steamer CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great Lakes. Volume I, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1899.
Steel whaleback steamer John Ericsson. 
Image  1899  Photograph of the American Steel Barge Company steel whaleback steamer John Ericsson. Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great Lakes. Volume I, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1899.
3396. Excursion Steamer, "Christopher Columbus" 
Image  c 1908  Real photocard of the Goodrich Transit Company passenger whaleback CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS with passengers lining the decks. 3396. Excursion Steamer, "Christopher Columbus"
Whaleback Steamer, Christopher Columbus, Entering Harbor, Milwaukee, Wis. 
ImageComments  c 1905  Coloured photocard of the Goodrich Transit Company passenger whaleback CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS with passengers lining the decks. Undivided back. Postmarked, "Milwaukee, WI, 14 Aug 1906" "Whaleback Steamer, Christopher Columbus, Entering Harbor, Milwaukee, Wis." "513 V. O. Hammon Pub. Co., Chicago"
Whaleback Leaving Poe Lock, Soo, Mich. 
ImageCommentsMysteries  c1908  A coloured postcard of a whaleback exiting the Poe lock of the Sault Sainte Marie Canal, leaving a whaleback barge and another freighter in the lock. Divided back. Postmarked "Sault Sainte Marie, MI, 19 May 1910" "Whaleback Leving Poe Lock, Soo, Mich." Reverse: "662 Pub. by Young, Lord & Rhoades...
Poe Lock, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. 
Image  c1907  A coloured postcard of a whaleback exiting the Poe lock of the Sault Sainte Marie Canal, with another freighter in the lock. Divided back. Postmarked "Sault Sainte Marie, MI, 18 June 1910" "11876 Poe Lock, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich." "Copr. Detroit Publishing Co." Reverse: "Phostint Card. Made only...
Whaleback Christopher Columbus 
Image  c1893  Stereoview of passenger steamboat and whaleback CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, probably entering Chicago. "Whaleback Christopher Columbus" "American and foreign Views. Sold by Canvasses. New Educational Series Stereoscopic Views."
The Great Whale Back Steamer, World's Columbian Exposition 
Image  c1894  Stereoview of the whaleback passenger steamboat CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS delivering passengers to the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. "9056. The Great Whale Back Seamer, World's Columbian Exposition" "Copyright 1894 by B. W. Kilburn" Reverse: Photographed and Published by B.W. Kilburn - Littleton, N.H."
A. D. Thompson (Whaleback), U116834, 1 Aug 1905 
TextNewspapers  1905  now BAY VIEW
Barge 109 (Whaleback), 1 Aug 1905 
TextNewspapers  1905  now BARAVIA
Barge 110 (Whaleback), 1 Aug 1905 
TextNewspapers  1905  now BADGER
Bay View (Whaleback), 1 Aug 1905 
TextNewspapers  1905  ex A.D. THOMPSON
Badger (Whaleback), 1 Aug 1905 
TextNewspapers  1905  ex 110
Baravia (Whaleback), 1 Aug 1905 
TextNewspapers  1905  ex 109
Barge 110 (Whaleback), U53266, 28 Apr 1891 
TextNewspapers  1891  launch, Duluth
Barge 111 (Whaleback), U53267, 28 Apr 1891 
TextNewspapers  1891  launch, Duluth
Barge 131 (Whaleback), U53278, collision, 16 Oct 1905 
TextNewspapers  1905  Reason: collision Lives: nil Remarks: Repaired
Bay View (Whaleback), aground, 7 Aug 1905 
TextNewspapers  1905  Reason: aground Lives: nil
Badger (Whaleback), aground, 7 Aug 1905 
TextNewspapers  1905  Reason: aground Lives: nil
Baravia (Whaleback), aground, 7 Aug 1905 
TextNewspapers  1905  Reason: aground Lives: nil
A Whaleback Ore Carrier 
Image  1903, p. 402, p. 402 
Goodrich Transportation Co.'s Whaleback Steamship Christopher Columbus 
Image  1903, p. 412, p. 412  "Goodrich Transportation Co.'s Whaleback Steamship Christopher Columbus--Capacity 4000 passengers. Largest excursion steamer in the world. Operating between Chicago and Milwaukee, on Lake Michigan, during excursion season. This vessel was specially built for service between the central part of...

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