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Benton Packet Company boat
Benton Packet Company boat
TitleBenton Packet Company boat
Date of Originalbetween 1900 and 1926
CreatorFiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionOne of the Benton Packet Company's boats sails on the Missouri River heavily laden with cargo. At least 5 men are visible on the deck. The boat is labeled "Benton" on the wheelhouse, stern, and bow.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Transportation
Water
Subject (LCTGM)Boats
Rivers
Shipping
Organization NameBenton (Ship)
Benton Packet Company (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationMissouri River
Decade1900-1909
1910-1919
1920-1929
Item Number1952-0225
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryI.P. Baker owned the Benton Packet Company, which was headquartered in Bismarck. The advent of railroads spelled the end for the river navigation business, and Baker's last boat ran in 1926.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionFrank B. Fiske Photograph Collection 1952
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (1952-0225)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh19520225
OCLC number61156024
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