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

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boats
whaling vessels
events
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1918-09-17

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.1740.0070.001

Image Dimensions

5 x 8 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Gay Head (Martha's Vineyard, Dukes county, Massachusetts) [cape]

Record Details

Originator

Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Subjects

Whaleboats
Lifesaving

Accruals Note

W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg.123.

Description Level

Item