Steamboat "Oriole" on the Mississippi River near Aitkin, Minnesota in 1908 Classic Matte Paper Wooden Framed Poster
The sternwheeler The Oriole (1908 - 1918) was built in 1907 by Viebahn and Punteney for service on the Mississippi. The Oriole was launched in June of 1908. She measured 35 feet from the water line to the top of her twin stacks. She had a capacity of 60 tons and in a year carried 1,700 passengers and 1,500 tons of cargo valued at $100,000. Close-up photographs show she was equipped with electric lights including a searchlight on the pilot house and port and starboard running lights along the side. In 1911 she was purchased for $3500 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and equipped as a dredge boat. The Oriole's dredging equipment consisted of a modified stiff-leg derrick mounted at the forward end of the lower deck, a 3/4 yard three-leaf orange peel bucket was attached to the derrick and the machinery for operation of the bucket for pulling snags was housed aft. The dredge machinery was later removed and the boat sold in 1918. The Oriole was towed into Sandy Lake where she was beached and used as a resort hotel. Known as The Ark, the riverboat turned resort building was later demolished in 1941 and the lumber salvaged.
Framed poster with museum-quality paper and a beautiful frame.
- 170 gsm / 65 lb matte (uncoated) paper
- Lightweight 1-2 cm (0.4-0.8") thick frame
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
- Includes hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
Note: The frame and poster are delivered together. The poster needs to be mounted by the end recipient.