Damaged steam lighter CLIFFORD after collision with steamboat NEWBURGH, Hudson River, New York, December 31, 1901
gelatin silver printPHOTOGRAPHS
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation
USA, NY, New York
4 x 6 in.
Gelatin silver print in photograph album 2008.28.4 of Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation salvage operations; handwritten lower left "956"; close-up view of damaged hull of steam lighter CLIFFORD after collision with steamboat 'NEWBURGH off 100th Street, North River, New York, December 31, 1901; 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 for 2008.28.3.204); see related photographs 2008.28.4.404-406.