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Steamer F.Y. Batchelor at Fort Buford landing, Dakota Territory
Steamer F.Y. Batchelor at Fort Buford landing, Dakota Territory
TitleSteamer F.Y. Batchelor at Fort Buford landing, Dakota Territory
Date of Original1878-08-13
DescriptionThe steamboat Batchelor ties up at Fort Buford in 1878. Many people stand on the decks of the boat and on the shoreline. The Batchelor carries a large load of logs or planks on one of its decks. Boats of this size brought passengers and supplies during the short navigation season on the Missouri River.
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General SubjectPeople
Transportation
Water
Subject (LCTGM)Steamboats
Coastlines
Crowds
Rivers
Organization NameF.Y. Batchelor (Steamboat)
LocationFort Buford (Fort Buford, N.D.)
Decade1870-1879
Item NumberA4234
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Steamer F.Y. Batchelor at the Fort Buford Landing 1878. (The photograph was taken on August 13, 1878, the morning after the Batchelor had reached Fort Buford from Bismarck, having made the quickest run on record between the two points, 55 hours and 25 minutes"--Printed underneath photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota History textbook materials
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 (A4234)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA4234
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