John Stine Stands above the Engine of the Freighter "Indiana"

ID: SIA2011-1334 and 79-1015175

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: July 1979

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: September 1979

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Summary

  • John Stine stands on the shore above the 18-foot engine of the freighter "Indiana," which was salvaged from the bottom of Lake Superior. The effort was jointly sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Navy and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Artifacts were sent to the National Museum of American History's collections storage at the Museum Support Center.
  • The "Indiana" was built in 1848. The "Indiana" was powered by a steam engine of very early and historic design. The engine turned a unique Erickson Screw Propeller. The Indiana was originally in the passenger service on the lower lakes and after the Soo Locks were opened transported iron ore on Lake Superior. It foundered on June 6, 1858 off Crisp Point in heavy weather after it started leaking badly around the propeller shaft. It was down-bound hauling a cargo of iron ore loaded at Marquette, Michigan at the time.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Stine, John
  • United States Dept. of the Navy
  • Indiana (Ship)
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Museum Support Center

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in the "Torch," September 1979. See also Neg. #s SIA 2011-1335, SIA2011-1336 and SIA2011-1337.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: September 1979

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

July 1979

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Engines
  • Antiquities
  • Artifacts
  • Salvage archaeology
  • Cooperation
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Preservation
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Boats and boating
  • Ships
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Superior, Lake

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2011-1334 and 79-1015175

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 10w x 8h ; Type of Image: Person, Candid ; Medium: Photographic print

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