Item 1993.669.2 - SS Marquette

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SS Marquette

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CA DHM 1993.669-1993.669.2

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  • c.1879-1888 (Creation)

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3.5" x 5.25" (b/w)

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(1921-2007)

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Donated to the Daly House Museum by Frank Robb in 1993. Rephotographed by Fred Morrison in 1958 for the Manitoba Historical Society.

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Photograph of the SS Marquette. The steamboat is shown taking on cordwood and lumber at a landing on the Red River.

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History: The SS Marquette steamer was built in Moorhead, North Dakota for entrepreneur, Peter McArthur. It had a cargo capability of 170 tons and could carry up to 350 passengers. The boat was used for the transportation of both passengers and goods on the Assiniboine from 1879 to 1882. From 1882 to 1888 is was used on the Red River.
(Source: "Brandon: A Prospect of a City" by Mary Hume)

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Note: The caption underneath the photograph reads, "Assiniboine River Boat Marquette, 1876; Winnipeg to Brandon and West," however, this date is incorrect as the ship was not in service until 1879.

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