Steamboat Albion

PhotographerUnknown Brooklyn

CountryUnited States

MediumGelatin Silver


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Boats, Buildings, Landscape, Figure, Marine, Marine: Rowboats, Reflections, Transportation


Image Dimensions: 9.2 x 11.8 cm
Support Dimensions: Detail: 12.7 x 17.2 cm cream-colored, photographic paper stock with center-impressed faux frame

Associated Blog Posts:

No Junk in Trunk

The side-wheel steamship Albion passes the Chinese Pagoda overlooking the bathing beach at Glen Island resort in Echo Bay near New Rochelle, New York, on Long Island Sound.  At the time this photograph was most likely taken, the boat was part of the fleet of sidewheelers acquired in 1909 by the McAllister Steamboat Company upon the death of former fleet owner John Starin, who owned the Glen Island resort which opened in 1881 and closed in 1916.   More details will be forthcoming.


This following original entry posted in December, 2015 has been determined by the site owner to be erroneous:


The steamboat Albion passes a rocky point with a wooden observation tower, most likely in the Puget Sound, Washington State area.  The Albion has been described as a propeller-driven steamship in primary sources, although this boat is clearly a side-wheeler. Additional details or insights on this steamer and or location of photograph are gladly welcomed. Photograph may date to 1915 based on several images on this site by same photographer taken in San Francisco that year.


Albion was a steamboat which ran on Puget Sound from 1898 to 1924. The vessel is perhaps best remembered for its service as beer delivery vessel and for a 1910 collision with the steamship Chippewa. (1.)


This photograph, with title supplied by this archive, is by an Unknown Brooklyn amateur photographer whose surviving work was discovered in a trunk in the American South and acquired by PhotoSeed. Background can be found at link on Associated Blog Posts within this page.



1. Albion (steamboat) : from Wikipedia accessed December, 2015

Steamboat Albion