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Destruction of the Steamer "Henry Clay", by Fire, on the Hudson River

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: etching
Maker: Chapin, John Reuben
Place made: United States
Date made: 1852
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 5 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in
Nomenclature: fire; American; steamers
Classification: shipwrecks

Scene of the steamer "Henry Clay", half-upon the bank of the Hudson, and seen from the side as a fire consumes her. In the foreground at right is a railway, which passes underground in the background; on the rails and the bank, people have congregated; passengers leap from the side of the steamer, and lifeboats receive some of their number while others swim for the shore. Title printed in lower margin.


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