Steamer CITY OF HARTFORD after colliding with railroad bridge, Middletown, CT, 1876
USA, CT, Middletown; USA, Connecticut River
March 29, 1876
3-15/16 x 7 in.
Stereograph, mounted on orange card, starboard bow view of steamer CITY OF HARTFORD after colliding with railroad bridge over the Connecticut River at Middletown, CT on 3/29/1876. Bridge ironwork draped over vessel, draw span visible in background. Five sailing vessels visible upriver. On reverse: "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 Company; lost off Rye, NY 3/31/1886).