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Steamer F.Y. Batchelor along shore
Steamer F.Y. Batchelor along shore
TitleSteamer F.Y. Batchelor along shore
Date of Originalbetween 1878 and 1907
CreatorFlynn, Rosa J.
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe F.Y. Batchelor sits moored at the river's edge. A small boat with a man in it is visible near the bow. Piles of logs are visible on the lower deck. Railroad tracks are visible to the left.
Ordering Information
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Steamboats
Railroad tracks
Organization NameF.Y. Batchelor (Steamboat)
LocationMissouri River
Item NumberA3370
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original19 x 14 cm.
Biography/HistoryThe steamboat F.Y. Batchelor, a sternwheel packet with a wood hull, was built in Freedom, Pa., and finished in Pittsburgh, in 1878. In 1885 she was sold to the Benton Packet Co., and made her last trip to Fort Benton in 1890. This was said to be the last commercial freight taken to the fort by steamboat. She was caught in winter quarters at Running Water, S.D., by ice, and was wrecked on Mar. 6, 1907. She was once captained by Grant Marsh. Photographer Frank Fiske was a cabin boy on the Batchelor between 1898 and 1900.
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 (A3370)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA3370
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