Sea Wing Disaster

The July 13, 1890, capsizing of the steamer Sea Wing on Lake Pepin and the deaths of ninety-eight of its passengers horrified Minnesota and the nation. The accident ranks among the most deadly on America’s inland waterways.

Black and white photograph of Tennessee Street during flood, 1952.

Tennessee Street during flood

Tennessee Street during flood, 1952.

Black and white aerial view of West Side during flood, 1952.

Aerial view of West Side during flood

Aerial view of West Side during flood, 1952.

Black and white photograph looking north across the Flats during high water 1881. The raised street is Wabasha.

Looking north across the Flats during high water

Looking north across the Flats during high water 1881. The raised street is Wabasha.

Black and white photograph of a man with string of fish caught in Itasca Lake, c.1915.

Man with string of fish caught in Itasca Lake

Man with string of fish caught in Itasca Lake, c.1915.

Black and white portrait of Mary Gibbs, commissioner of Itasca State Park and the first woman in the U.S. to hold the position of park commissioner, 1903.

Mary Gibbs

Mary Gibbs, commissioner of Itasca State Park and the first woman in the U.S. to hold the position of park commissioner, 1903. Photographer unknown.

Black and white photograph of Pine woods at Lake Itasca, 1900.

Pine woods, Lake Itasca

Pine woods at Lake Itasca, 1900. Photographer unknown.

Black and white photograph of Outdoor activities at Itasca State Park, 1898.

Man seated by a tent at Lake Itasca

Outdoor activities at Itasca State Park, 1898. Photographer unknown.

Black and white photograph of Jacob Brower, 1897.

Jacob Brower

Jacob Brower, 1897. Brower was a surveyor who was instrumental in forming Itasca State Park and became the park’s first commissioner. Photographer unknown.

Detailed hydrographic chart of the source of the Mississippi River (Lake Itasca) and surrounding area completed by Jacob Brower in 1891.

Map of the source of the Mississippi River

Detailed hydrographic chart of the source of the Mississippi River (Lake Itasca) and surrounding area completed by Jacob Brower in 1891.

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