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Wreck of the City of Columbus whale boat, Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., 1880s

PC001.02.01.USMA.1740.0070.001 (RS82371)

Description

The wreck "City of Columbus" left a whale boat sitting on a rocky beach below the Gay Head cliffs on Martha's Vineyard. Five men stand in and around the broken hull and direct themselves toward the camera.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1880s
Date of Acquisition
1918-09-17
Physical Description
1 photograph
Dimensions
5x 8(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
189795
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.1740.0070.001

Record details

Originator
Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
boats
events
whaling vessels
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Lifesaving
Whaleboats
Places
Gay Head (Martha's Vineyard, Dukes county, Massachusetts) [cape]
Places (Buildings)
City of Columbus (Steamer)
Notes
W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg.123.

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