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Photographs of Vergennes (Vt.)

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Collection Overview

This collection contains 788 images comprising 122 years of history in Vergennes, Vermont’s oldest city. Featuring a wide range of topics, which date from the 1866 Civil War parade to the 1988 Bicentennial, the collection provides a comprehensive and unusual look at small town life in northern Vermont. These photographs document the full visual spectrum of history in Vergennes, from businesses, industries, and transportation to natural scenery, paintings, and portraits of people who once walked the city’s streets.

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Published:  May 06, 2011,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

Rights:  The photographs in this collection are protected by a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. You are free to share these works as long as you give appropriate credit, do not use these works for commercial purposes, and do not change them in any way.


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Title:   Ramona Bixby boat

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    Title:   Reindeer

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      Title:   Reindeer

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        Title:   Reindeer

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          Title:   Row boat on Lake Champlain

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            Title:   Sail Ferry Arnold's Bay

            Date:  1896

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            This Ferry ran from Arnold's bay in Panton to Westport, New York. It was chartered in 1795 to Peter Ferris of Panton then to Friend Adams then to Loyal Spaulding then to Patric Simon who ran it till 1910. This picture was taken in 1896. It was a new boat bought by SImon.

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              Title:   Schooner on Lake Champlain

              Date:  1888

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              Schooner-rigged canal boat off the mouth of Otter Creek. Boats of this type were numerous during the latter half of the 19th century and many a steamboatman got his early training on these schooners. Capt. George Rushlow, for many years general manager of the Champlain Transportation Co's fleet on Lake Champlain and Lake George, got his captain's title as master of the Canal schooner "Mike." This picture from guide book of 1888.

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                Title:   Ship painting

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                  Title:   Split Rock

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                  Lake Champlain Split Rock

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                    Title:   Split Rock

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                      Title:   Steamer Nellie

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                        Title:   Steamer on Lake Champlain

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                          Title:   Summer Camp

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                                Title:   Vermont

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                                              Title:   Vermont

                                              Date:  1893

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                                              The old two-stacker "Vermont" going North on an afternoon in 1893. This beautiful shot was made by Harvey Ingham, an artist and an excellent photographer of Vergennes. It is taken looking West off Diamond Island, the "Vermont" skirting the base of Split Rock Mountain heading for Essex, her next stop. Leaving Westport about 3pm, she would reach this spot about 3:30.

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                                                Title:   Water Lily

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                                                  Title:   Water Lily Capt. Lewis Daniels

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