Watercraft

Motor Boating on the Hudson River: 1910s

Motor Boating on the Hudson River: 1910s

Polar Star, motor boat on Hudson River, New York. No date recorded on caption card but found a reference in Rudder Magazine in 1910 to a Polar Star motor boat listed as belonging to the Audubon Yacht Club. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Battleship USS Texas: 1895

Battleship USS Texas: 1895

U.S. Navy Battleship U.S.S. Texas in dry dock, between 1895 and 1901. USS Texas was a second-class battleship built between 1889 and 1895. She had an active role in U.S. Navy operations around Cuba during May-July 1898, participating in the 3 July 1898 battle off Santiago that destroyed Spain's naval forces in the Western Hemisphere. She was in service from 1895 until 1911. Photo by Edward H.

Tashmoo Tourists: 1900

Tashmoo Tourists: 1900

Excursionists on sidewheel steamer Tashmoo, Detroit, Michigan, 1900. The Tashmoo was built in Detroit and operated on Lake St. Clair and Lake Huron. Detroit Publishing Company, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Key West Ferry Boat: 1938

Key West Ferry Boat: 1938

Ferry boat, Key West, Florida. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer Arthur Rothstein. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

USS Arizona (BB-39): 1916

USS Arizona (BB-39): 1916

USS Arizona (BB-39), a Pennsylvania-class battleship of the United States Navy built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She was launched in 1915, commissioned in 1916, and sunk in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The photo was taken around the time of commissioning. Bridge in the background is likely the Brooklyn Bridge. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Governor Ames in Port: late 1800s

Governor Ames in Port: late 1800s

The Governor Ames, the first five-masted schooner, in port. In the late 19th century, she was the world's largest cargo vessel. Detroit Publishing Company, publisher. Photo taken between 1888 and 1899. LOC original medium: dry plate glass negative.

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