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  • 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."
  • 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"
  • 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
  • S. S. Milwaukee Clipper on Lake Michigan
    Image       "S. S. Milwaukee Clipper on Lake Michigan" Reverse: "S. S. Milwaukee Clipper . . . The Great Lakes newest most streamlined passenger vessel. Daily year round service across Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Muskegon. A million dollars worth of luxury." "32242" "Natural color Post Card Made in U.S.A. by E. ...
    Image     "S. S. Milwaukee Clipper on Lake Michigan" Reverse: "S. S. Milwaukee Clipper . . . The Great Lakes newest most streamlined passenger vessel. Daily year round service across Lake Michigan ...
  • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
    Image       CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS Built 1892, at West Superior, Wis. Hull, of steel, "whaleback" model. Length over all 362 feet; breadth of beam 42 feet; depth of hold 24 feet. Nine bulkheads. Engine, triple expansion, constructed, by Samuel F. Hodge & Co., Detroit. Diameter of cylinders 26, 42 and 70 inches, by ...
    Image     CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS Built 1892, at West Superior, Wis. Hull, of steel, "whaleback" model. Length over all 362 feet; breadth of beam 42 feet; depth of hold 24 feet. Nine bulkheads. ...
  • Great Lakes Passenger whaleback steamship CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, 1893
    Image       Great Lakes Passenger whaleback steamship CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, 1893
    Image     Great Lakes Passenger whaleback steamship CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, 1893
  • Great Lakes Passenger steamship MANITOU, 1893
    Image       Great Lakes Passenger steamship MANITOU, 1893
    Image     Great Lakes Passenger steamship MANITOU, 1893
  • CHICORA
    Image       Chicora: Designed by Frank E. Kirby Built 1892, at Detroit, Mich., by the Detroit Dry Dock Company Hull, of Wood, 198 feet in length (217 feet over all); 35 feet beam (40 feet over guard): and 13 feet 7 inches depth of hold. Engine, triple expansion, with cylinders. 21, 33 ...
    Image     Chicora: Designed by Frank E. Kirby Built 1892, at Detroit, Mich., by the Detroit Dry Dock Company Hull, of Wood, 198 feet in length (217 feet over all); 35 feet ...
  • Great Lakes Passenger Propeller CHICORA, 1892
    Image       Great Lakes Passenger Propeller CHICORA, 1892 Foundered in Gale on Lake Michigan, January 21, 1895; all on board perished
    Image     Great Lakes Passenger Propeller CHICORA, 1892 Foundered in Gale on Lake Michigan, January 21, 1895; all on board perished
  • VIRGINIA
    Image       Virginia: Built 1891, at Cleveland, Ohio, by the Globe Iron Works Company Hull, of steel. Length of keel 264 feet; over all 277 feet; breadth of beam 38 feet; depth of hold 15 3/4 feet; depth from spar deck 25 feet. Engines, two, triple expansion. Diameter of cylinders 20, 32 ...
    Image     Virginia: Built 1891, at Cleveland, Ohio, by the Globe Iron Works Company Hull, of steel. Length of keel 264 feet; over all 277 feet; breadth of beam 38 feet; depth ...
  • Lake Michigan Passenger Steamship VIRGINIA, 1891
    Image       Lake Michigan Passenger Steamship VIRGINIIA, 1891
    Image     Lake Michigan Passenger Steamship VIRGINIIA, 1891
  • W. H. GILCHER
    Image       W. H. GILCHER Built 1891, at Cleveland, O by the Cleveland Shipbuilding Co. Hull, of Steel. Length of keel 301 1/2 feet; over all 320 feet; breadth of beam 41 feet; depth of hold 24 feet 4 inches Engine, Triple expansion. Diameter of cylinders 20,33 and 54 inches, by 40 ...
    Image     W. H. GILCHER Built 1891, at Cleveland, O by the Cleveland Shipbuilding Co. Hull, of Steel. Length of keel 301 1/2 feet; over all 320 feet; breadth of beam 41 ...
  • Great Lakes Steamship W. H. GILCHER, 1892
    Image       Great Lakes Steamship W. H. GILCHER, 1892
    Image     Great Lakes Steamship W. H. GILCHER, 1892
  • CITY OF CHICAGO
    Image       City of Chicago Built 1890, at West Bay City, Mich. Hull, of steel constructed by F. W. Wheeler & Co. Length 226 feet, breadth of beam 34 feet; depth of hold 13 feet. Lengthened 1891, 12 feet, making total length 238 feet Engine, vertical beam, compound, built by the W. ...
    Image     City of Chicago Built 1890, at West Bay City, Mich. Hull, of steel constructed by F. W. Wheeler & Co. Length 226 feet, breadth of beam 34 feet; depth of ...
  • Lake Michigan steamboat CITY OF CHICAGO, 1890
    Image       Sketch of the Great Lakes steamboat CITY OF CHICAGO
    Image     Sketch of the Great Lakes steamboat CITY OF CHICAGO
  • SAINT IGNACE
    Image       Saint Ignace Built 1888, at Detroit, Mich., by the Detroit Dry Dock Company Hull, of Wood. Length of keel 198 1/2 feet; over all 231 feet; breadth of beam 51 feet; depth of hold 15 3/4 feet; moulded depth 24 feet; average draft of water 17 feet Engines, two, vertical ...
    Image     Saint Ignace Built 1888, at Detroit, Mich., by the Detroit Dry Dock Company Hull, of Wood. Length of keel 198 1/2 feet; over all 231 feet; breadth of beam 51 ...
  • Great Lakes Car Ferry St. Ignace, 1888.
    Image       Great Lakes Car Ferry St. Ignace, 1888.
    Image     Great Lakes Car Ferry St. Ignace, 1888.
  • OWEGO
    Image       Owego: Built 1888, at Buffalo, N.Y. by the Union Dry Dock Company Hull, of Steel. Length of keel 324 feet, over all 350 feet 7 inches; breadth of beam 41 feet 3 inches, depth of hold 13 feet 8 inches; from spar deck 25 1/2 feet. Engine, Triple Expansion. diameter ...
    Image     Owego: Built 1888, at Buffalo, N.Y. by the Union Dry Dock Company Hull, of Steel. Length of keel 324 feet, over all 350 feet 7 inches; breadth of beam 41 ...
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