Boiler of the Freighter "Indiana" Emerges from Lake Superior

ID: SIA2011-1337

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

The boiler of the freighter "Indiana" is raised from the bottom of Lake Superior, where the ship sank in 1858. The salvage effort was jointly sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Navy and the Army Corps of Engineers. Artifacts were sent to the National Museum of American History's collections storage at the Museum Support Center.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in the "Torch," September 1979. See also Neg. #s SIA2011-1334, SIA 2011-1335 and SIA2011-1336.

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

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Topic

  • Artifacts
  • Salvage archaeology
  • Antiquities
  • Preservation
  • Cooperation
  • Transportation
  • Boilers
  • Naval history

Place

Superior, Lake

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

SIA2011-1337

Physical description

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

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