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Black and white photograph of the Sea Wing, c.1889. Its owners typically used it as a work boat, often towing log rafts down the Mississippi.

The Sea Wing

The Sea Wing, c.1889. Its owners typically used it as a work boat, often towing log rafts down the Mississippi.

Black and white photograph of the steamer Sea Wing, c.1889.

Steamer Sea Wing

The steamer Sea Wing, c.1889.

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 Photo print of the steamboats Itasca and War Eagle at the St. Paul levee, 1859.

Steamboats Itasca and War Eagle at St. Paul levee

Photo print of the steamboats Itasca and War Eagle at the St. Paul levee, 1859.

Black and white photograph of the ground level view of the Hennepin Bridge, c.1868.

First Suspension Bridge, Minneapolis

Ground level view of the Hennepin Bridge, c.1868.

Black and white photo negative of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, c.1868.

Hennepin Avenue Bridge span

Black and white photo negative of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, c.1868.

Black and white photograph of the Hennepin Suspension Bridge, c.1865.

Suspension Bridge, Minneapolis

The Hennepin Suspension Bridge, c.1865.

Suspension Bridge, Minneapolis

Two single horse carriages in front of the Hennepin Bridge, c.1865.

Black and white photograph of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge looking toward Nicollet Island, c.1865.

View of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge looking toward Nicollet Island

Black and white photograph of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge looking toward Nicollet Island, c.1865.

Black and white, daguerreotype-style photograph of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, c.1857.

Hennepin Avenue Bridge

Black and white, daguerreotype-style photograph of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, c.1857.

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