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Photographs of Vergennes (Vt.)

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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:   Launch at Summer Camp

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      Title:   Launch at Summer Camp

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        Title:   Launch on Champlain

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          Title:   Little Nellie Louis Daniels Steamer

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          Daniels steamboat

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            Title:   Maquam

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              Title:   Naptha Launch

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              Interior of steamboat

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                Title:   Naptha Launch

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                Interior of boat owned by William G. Bixby.

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                  Title:   Northern Transportation Line schedule 1847

                  Date:  1847

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                    Title:   Otter Creek

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                      Title:   Otter Creek Falls

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                        Title:   Pierpoint's Cave Kitchen, near mouth of Little Otter Creek

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                          Title:   R.W. Sherman

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                            Title:   Ramona Bixby boat

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                              Title:   Ramona Bixby boat

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                                Title:   Reindeer

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                                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.

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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:   Split Rock

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                                              Lake Champlain Split Rock

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                                                Title:   Steamer

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                                                  Title:   Steamer Nellie

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