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Soo Harbor 1904 Panoramic

This panoramic was made from two images combined into one. Since the pictures were most likely take on glass plates, there is a few minutes between the two images.
This was because the photographer had to reload his camera with a new glass plate. The result is having the Arabian appear to show up in the panoramic in two different places at the same time.
Explore the full sized image, click here (4.5MB).
(From the Library of Congress)

Picture with the vessels numbered.

A postcard version of the panoramic view. New
(Matt Miner collection)

Armco clears the Poe Lock while the Arthur M. Anderson waits her turn, 1990's
(Photo by Charles Reed, Matt Miner collection)

Johnstown clears the MacArthur Lock, 1950's
(Photo by Charles Reed, Matt Miner collection)

1902 chart of Soo Harbor.
(NOAA Nautical Charts)

1999 chart of Soo Harbor.
(NOAA Nautical Charts)

1. John W. Gates

2. Henry Steinbrenner {1}

3. R. L. Ireland

4. Barge Antrim

5. Tug C. L. Boynton

6. Philip Minch

7. Arabian at the International Dock, Soo, Ontario

8. Fairmount or Westmount at the International Dock, Soo, Ontario

9. Arabian a few minutes earlier.

10. Soo passenger ferry Fortune

11. Wallula

12. Coal fired canoe?

13. Unknown passenger ship passing Bayfield Rock Light?

14. Unknown steam barge at the Seymour Dock.

15. St. Louis

16. Tug Elva

17. Tug Sioux

18. Joseph L. Colby

19. Unknown tug

 
Arabian
1892 - 1947
178'-6" x 31' x 13'-6"

At anchor off Kincardine Harbor. About 1905.
(Ron Beaupre collection)

Approaching Kincardine piers.
(Ron Beaupre collection)

Docked at Kincardine.
(Ron Beaupre collection)

 
Henry Steinbrenner {1}
1901 - 1953
420' x 50' x 24'

Henry Steinbrenner in 1921.
(Henry S. Pickands collection, courtesy of Randy Pickands)

Henry Steinbrenner in 1938.
(Sid Ferriss collection, courtesy of Wade Streeter)

Henry Steinbrenner in the Soo Locks.
(Terry McCullough collection)

 
John W. Gates
1900 - 1961
478' x 52' x 30'

John W. Gates stuck in ice.
(Russ Plumb collection)

Deck view during rough seas, November 1942.
(Photo by William A. Sulewski, courtesy of L. David Sulewski)

November 1942
(Photo by William A. Sulewski, courtesy of L. David Sulewski)

November 1942
(Photo by William A. Sulewski, courtesy of L. David Sulewski)

 


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