Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara
Description
Item Type
Stereographs
Description
Stereoview of a paddle-wheeled MAID OF THE MIST in the Whirlpool rapids of the Niagara River with a train crossing John A. Roebling's Niagara Suspension Bridge, above the carriageway with three carriages.
Notes
The stone pylons of the Suspension Bridge evident in this picture were replaced with steel when the bridge was rebuilt in 1886. There were two incidents when a "Maid of the Mist" descended the Whirlpool Rapids. The second Maid of the Mist was taken down to Lake Ontario in June 1861. In 1883 an unmanned replica was sent down the gorge. This is most likely a view of the incident in 1883 given that Underwood and Underwood was established in Ottawa, Kansas in 1882 and moved their offices to the New York area in 1887.
Inscriptions
"233 Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara"
"C. Burstadt, Publisher, Niagara Falls, N. Y."
"Sold only by Underwood & Underwood, Baltimore, Md - Ottawa, Kas."
Publisher
Charles Bierstadt
Place of Publication
Niagara Falls, NY
Date of Original
c 1883
Dimensions
Width: 17.8 cm
Height: 8.9 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
76
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.262222 Longitude: -79.073055
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara


Stereoview of a paddle-wheeled MAID OF THE MIST in the Whirlpool rapids of the Niagara River with a train crossing John A. Roebling's Niagara Suspension Bridge, above the carriageway with three carriages.