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Della Collins, Eastern Steamship Company Wharf, Kennebec River, Hallowell, ca. 1890

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Della Collins, Eastern Steamship Company Wharf, Kennebec River, Hallowell, ca. 1890

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The Della Collins replaced the Clarian in 1879 as the shuttle between Augusta, Hallowell and the Boston steamer in Gardiner. Named after Captain Collins's daughter, the little steamer had a very shallow draft. This made her difficult to maneuver in the Kennebec River current, but locals claimed she could sail over a dew covered field as well as in the river. The Della Collins was replaced by the new steamer City of Augusta in 1905.

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  • Title: Della Collins, Eastern Steamship Company Wharf, Kennebec River, Hallowell, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Town: Hallowell
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9.5 cm x 12 cm
  • Local Code: R-32
  • Collection: Hubbard Free Library Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Hubbard Free Library
115 Second Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
(207) 622-6882
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