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88.122.669 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
The Arrow, Rockford's first public steamboat, was launched on the Rock River in 1885 and served well until sinking in 1900. This photograph looks north up the Rock River. The boat was launched next to Fred G. Shoudy's Wholesale grocery business at…

88.122.605 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
The Rock River has a long history of steamboats starting with the Gypsy arriving in 1838. The Arrow was launched in 1885 and served until sinking in 1900. This photograph appears to look toward the stern across a large group of seated passengers.

88.122.590 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This photograph was taken shortly after the Arrow launch looking north from the east side of the Rock River just north of the State Street bridge. This was the ship's maiden voyage. The Arrow would serve until she sank in 1900. Note the large crowd…
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