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Steamer Selkirk
Steamer Selkirk
TitleSteamer Selkirk
Date of Originalbetween 1870 and 1887
CreatorBerg, J.
Creator RolePhotographer
Ordering Information
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Steamboats
Organization NameSelkirk (Steamboat)
LocationRed River of the North
Item NumberA4047
Format of OriginalStereographs
Dimensions of Original18 x 9 cm.
Transcription"J. Berg, Landscape Photographer. Grand Forks, D.T."--Printed on front of stereograph
Biography/HistoryThe Selkirk, a wood-hulled sternwheel steamboat, was built by James J. Hill, Alexander Griggs and associates at McCauleyville, Minnesota, in the winter of 1870-71. In 1872, she became part of the newly formed Red River Transportation Company. In 1877, she carried the steam locomotive, The Countess of Dufferin, and its cars to Winnipeg to serve the Canadian Pacific. The Selkirk was wrecked at Grand Forks, N.D., Oct. 25, 1887.
Bibliographic ReferenceBill, Fred A. and J.W. Riggs. Life on the Red River of the North, 1857 to 1887, p. 14. Baltimore: Wirth Brothers, 1847.
Rolczynski, John. When Steamboats Plied the Red: Interesting Aspects of Steamboating on the Red River of the North, p. 19. Grand Forks, ND: John Rolczynski, 2000.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection A
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (A4047)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA4047
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