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The Weston and Deapolis at the steamboat landing, Bismarck, Dakota Territory
The Weston and Deapolis at the steamboat landing, Bismarck, Dakota Territory
TitleThe Weston and Deapolis at the steamboat landing, Bismarck, Dakota Territory
Date of Originalbetween 1908 and 1909
DescriptionThe 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 Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectTransportation
Water
People
Subject (LCTGM)Steamboats
Boats
Rivers
Shipping
Organization NameWeston (Steamboat)
Deapolis (Ship)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Dakota Territory
Missouri River
Decade1900-1909
Item NumberE0081
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original26 x 21 cm.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe 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 ReferenceWay, 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 InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection E
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (E0081)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshE0081
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