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Steamboat Benton, sinking, Sioux City, Iowa
Steamboat Benton, sinking, Sioux City, Iowa
TitleSteamboat Benton, sinking, Sioux City, Iowa
Date of Original1897-07
CreatorCooper, L. C.
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of the wrecked steamboat Benton. A large group of men are gathered near the stern.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectTransportation
Water
People
Subject (LCTGM)Steamboats
Rivers
Organization NameBenton (Steamboat)
LocationSioux City (Iowa)
Missouri River
Decade1890-1899
Item NumberC1361
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 16 cm.
Transcription"Photo by L.C. Cooper, 216 W. 6th Street, Sioux City, Iowa"--Stamped on back of mat.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe Benton, a sternwheel packet with a wood hull, was built in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1875, for T.C. Power & Bros., and I.G. Baker & Co., for Missouri River service. She had a long career in which she made 44 trips to Fort Benton, more trips than any other boat serving Fort Benton. She was sold in 1889 and wrecked in 1897 at Sioux City.
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 C
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (C1361)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshC1361
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