Steamer CITY OF HARTFORD after collision in Connecticut River, March 29, 1876


USA, CT, Middletown; USA, Connecticut River
March 29, 1876
3-15/16 x 7 in.

Stereograph, mounted on orange card, starboard view of steamer CITY OF HARTFORD after colliding with the railroad bridge over the Connecticut River at Middletown, Conn. on March 29, 1876. Bridge ironwork draped over vessel, draw span visible in background. Track of Conn. Valley Railroad visible in foreground. On reverse: "The span of the bridge just behind the boat is the draw./ "City of Hartford"/ rammed bridge, collapsed/ span on boat." CITY OF HARTFORD (later CAPITOL CITY; bu. 1852, Greenpoint, NY by Samuel Sneeden, owned by Hartford & New York Steamboat Co.; lost off Rye, NY 3/31/1886).


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