Launch of the Steamship Arrow

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Title

Launch of the Steamship Arrow

Description

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 116 N. Water Street just north of the State Street bridge.

Date

circa 1885

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

88.122.669

Original Format

Glass Plate Negative

Physical Dimensions

5" x 8"

Citation

“Launch of the Steamship Arrow,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 29, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/1166.

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