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Steamer Eclipse in ice jam
Steamer Eclipse in ice jam
TitleSteamer Eclipse in ice jam
Date of Originalbetween 1878 and 1887
CreatorHaynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe steamboat Eclipse in an ice jam. Many people are on board and others are standing on the ice around the boat.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectTransportation
Water
People
Subject (LCTGM)Steamboats
Rivers
Ice
Organization NameEclipse (Steamboat)
Decade1870-1879
1880-1889
Item NumberA3034
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original18 x 10 cm.
Publisher of OriginalF. Jay Haynes
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"F. Jay Haynes, Fargo, D.T., official photographer, Northern Pacific Railway"--Printed on front of photograph.
"Northern Pacific Views comprise views of Duluth, Brainerd, Fargo, Jamestown and Bismarck, at the crossings of the N.P.R.R., and the St. Louis, Mississippi, Red, Missouri, Little Missouri, and Yellowstone Rivers. Of the great wheat fields of the Red River Valley, Dalrymple and Grandin farms. Also the Black Hills and Upper Missouri, and Bad Land Park. The finest scenery in the Northwest"--Printed on back of photograph.
"Eclipse excursion party"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
Biography/HistoryThe steamboat Eclipse, a sternwheel packet with a wood hull, was built in California, Pa., in 1878. In all she made 11 trips to Fort Benton between 1878-1887. She was the flagship of a fleet of steamboats in 1881 carrying several thousand Indians from the Yellowstone to agencies in the Dakotas. Last owned by Montana Transportation Co., Capt. Isaac P. Baker, master. She was fatally snagged 15 miles below Sioux City, Iowa, on Sept. 3, 1887.
Bibliographic ReferenceWay, Frederick. Way's Packet Directory, 1848-1983. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University, 1983.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection A
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (A3034)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA3034
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