Two original mounted photographs of the ferry boat Omar D. Conger: at an icy dock (Sarnia?) with the S.S. Pere Marquette tied up behind, undated and the other just after its boiler exploded in Port Huron on March 26, 1922 at 2:22pm

np (Sarnia?), nd (1890s-early 20thc.?). Paperback. Very Good. Item #21-7350

No photographer listed. Oblong 4.5 x 7.5", mount 9 x 12", photo has scattered spotting, mount edgeworn with light soiling, written on the back "Ferry Conger Int.- Peggy-Pere Marquette". Alongside the Conger is a barge "International Of Sarnia". The boiler explosion photo: J.C. Barton, Port Huron, Michigan 1922, photo 7.5 x 9.5", blindstamped mount 11.5 x 13.5". Photo has light scratches, mount has chipping and edgewear and missing small parts of the corners. Written below the photo "Str. Conger Boiler Explosion March 26, 1922 2:22pm". Shows complete destruction, hard to know it was a ship. The Omar D. Conger was launched in 1882 as a Port Huron to Sarnia passenger ferry. The vessel had had previous problems but there was not coming back from the boiler explosion. Four crew members were below working on the boiler when one of them opened the valve allowing cold water into the overheated boiler and it exploded, all lost their lives. SCARCE images of the Conger, especially of the explosion. Two photos, sold as a lot.

Price: $150.00

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