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It is a vintage RP Real Photo RPPC postcard. It is a view of a shipwreck on Lake George in NY. The large steamship has run aground and is partially submerged in lake water. Card front is printed and reads.Steamer Sagamore Ashore At Glenburnie On L. May hold a unique record. At 224 feet and able to carry 1,500 passengers, the Sagamore was largest of the steamboats plying the lake for the Champlain Transportation Company - it also had a dubious record of groundings and collisions. Story starts oddly enough, in a rescue attempt. On October 23rd, 1909 the steamer. Ran aground at Hulett's Landing, on the west side of Lake George north of Black Mountain Point. It was late in the season, in fact the. Was the only boat running the lake, so. Was brought from her winter quarters and manned by a crew from the shipyard at Burlington. It arrived at the scene at mid-day and lines were strung to the. But just as the steam was put on and the line went taunt, the ropes snapped and the. Was then needed to drag both boats from the shoal. Three years later it was the. Again who came to the rescue when the. Was run aground in the sands of Hague Bar during the night of August 11, 1912. The passengers got off safely by small boats, but the.
Broke its hawser lines and anchor chains trying to pull. Was withdrawn from service in September 1933 but was not scrapped for another four years.
In the fall of 1937, the. The card back is divided and postally unused. Ondition is very good to excellent as shown.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Postcards & Supplies\Postcards\Topographical Postcards". The seller is "postcardguyantiques" and is located in this country: US.
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