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The Sea Wing, c.1889. Its owners typically used it as a work boat, often towing log rafts down the Mississippi.
The steamer Sea Wing, c.1889.
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.
Photo print of the steamboats Itasca and War Eagle at the St. Paul levee, 1859.
Ground level view of the Hennepin Bridge, c.1868.
Black and white photo negative of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, c.1868.
The Hennepin Suspension Bridge, c.1865.
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.
Black and white, daguerreotype-style photograph of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, c.1857.
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