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Title: Reindeer

Title / Supplied: Reindeer-steamboat

Source Document

Extent: 1 slide

Date Created: Undated

Description

The Str. Reindeer, built at St. Albans in 1882 (181' x 27' x 9'), was the largest to navigate Otter Creek. This picture shows her at Vergennes in her trimmer and more youthful days, before the life of an Excursion boat made her sag in the middle. In the gay Nineties, it was a common sigh to see her staggering up and down the lake, her decks weighed down with crowds who often flocked to one side or the other giving her a careening look, her guards on one side almost at the water's edge and the paddlewheel on the opposite side fanning the air. She would then stop until the crew could restore equilibrium among passengers and boat. She sank at her dock in Burlington in 1902 from causes not known.

Genre(s): color slides

Subject/topic

Subject/geographic

Language(s): No linguistic content

Place: Vergennes (Vt.)

Note [Digital Version]

2011-01-24, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: still image

Parent Collections

Access Conditions

No part of the material may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, broadcasting or by any other information storage and retrieval system. Direct all inquiries and requests to the Bixby Memorial Free Library, Vergennes, Vt. 802-877-2211.
More information.

Permanent Link:

http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/bixver01_006

Preferred citation

Reindeer, Box 1, Photographs of Vergennes (Vt.), Local History/Genealogy, Bixby Memorial Free Library, http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/bixver01_006 (accessed August 20, 2014)

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