|Title||The Weston and Deapolis at the steamboat landing, Bismarck, Dakota Territory |
|Date of Original||between 1908 and 1909 |
|Description||The Weston steamboat and the Deapolis are at the Bismarck landing. Planks are laid from the Weston to the shore to walk on, the boat has freight aboard, and men seem to be posing for the camera. Four men are on the boat, and two are standing on the plank. Men are standing on the ground, one is well dressed in a suit and hat. The Missouri River train bridge is in the background. |
|Ordering Information||http://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html |
|Organization Name||Weston (Steamboat)|
|Item Number||E0081 |
|Format of Original||Photographic prints|
|Dimensions of Original||26 x 21 cm. |
Title created by staff.
|Biography/History||The Weston, a sternwheel packet with a wood hull, was built in Running Water, S.D., in 1901. She was originally named Little Maud. Owned by the Benton Packet Co. While the Weston was bound from Bismarck to Fort Yates, N.D., on Sept. 7, 1909, she was snagged and lost.|
The Deapolis, built in Bismarck in 1908, was a Benton Packet Company boat. I. P. Baker owned the Benton Packet Company, which was headquartered in Bismarck. The Deapolis was equipped with a gasoline motor. In 1920, she was sold to the Red Trail Ferry Co. She was destroyed by ice and dismantled in 1923.
|Bibliographic Reference||Way, Frederick. Way's Packet Directory, 1848-1983. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University, 1983.|
Vessel documentation records from the Port of Pembina, North Dakota, 1885-ca 1959.
|Repository Institution||State Historical Society of North Dakota|
|Repository Collection||State Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection E|
|Credit Line||State Historical Society of North Dakota (E0081) |
|Rights Management||Copyright status unknown. |
|Digital ID||shE0081 |