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    Imperial Size Photograph Colorado River Agency Ariz. Ca 1870s. One of the ocean steamers leaves San Francisco every twenty days, running to the head of the Gulf of California, a distance from San Francisco of nineteen hundred miles. At the head of the gulf the passengers and freight are transshipped to four river steamers, and taken thence up the Colorado River to Yuma, one hundred and seventy-five miles, and thence portions are taken up the river to their several destinations, The river steamers make regular trips to Hardyville, three hundred and thirty-seven miles above Yuma, and five hundred and thirteen miles above the mouth of the river. Page 209.
    The Company has now four river steamers of four hundred tons each, and four barges of eight hundred tons. The river steamers are the Mohave, Gila, Cocopah, and Colorado. Captains: J. A. Mellen, William Poole, S. Thorn, and A. D. Johnson. The ocean steamers were the Newbern, Capt. William Metzger, and the Montana, Capt. George M. Douglass. The Newbern was burned at sea in December last, the only serious calamity that has happened to the Company since its organization. The Newbern will be replaced with a new boat.
    This rare steam boat image depicts Colorado River Steamer, high and dry. The steamship is grounded on the banks of the Colorado River. The signage on vessel read "Gila". Measures approximately 8.50" x 5.25".
    [From]; Arizona as it is; or, the coming Country. Complied from notes of travel during the year 1874, 1875, and 1876. Chapter XVII: Colorado Steam Navigation Company.

    Condition: Very good, photo has soiling


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