Steam lighter CLIFFORD sunk by steamboat NEWBURGH, New York, December 31, 1901
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation
USA, NY, New York
4-1/2 x 6-1/2 in.
Gelatin print in album 2008.28.3 of Merritt & Chapman Derrick & Wrecking Co.; handwritten on album page "STEAM LIGHTER 'CLIFFORD'/ RUN INTO AND SUNK by STEAMBOAT 'NEWBURGH' OFF 100TH ST, N.R. [North River, NYC]/ December 31, 1901."; handwritten in negative lower left "957"; bow view of wooden lighter CLIFFORD in floating drydock; from 1902 Annual Report of Supervising Inspector-General of US Steamboat Inspection Service, "December 29.—About 9.80 a. m. steamer Newburgh collided off Ninety-fifth street. North River, with steam lighter Clifford, lying at anchor, doing such damage that the Clifford immediately sunk. The Clifford was raised and put on dry dock and repaired. Damage estimated, $10,000. No lives lost. There was a dense fog at the time, and the Clifford had just anchored as the fog was too thick to proceed." (See transcript in accession file); see duplicate 2008.28.4.406 and related photograph 2008.28.3.204.