"City of Portland" attempting to help capsized "Prinz Valdemar" - Miami, Florida

"City of Portland" attempting to help capsized "Prinz Valdemar" - Miami, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/41089
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Title

  • "City of Portland" attempting to help capsized "Prinz Valdemar" - Miami, Florida

Image Number

  • RC19903

Year

  • 1926

Date Note

  • Photographed in July 1926.

Series Title

General Note

  • The Prinz Valdemar, a 241' steel hulled schooner, sank in the mouth of the turning basin of Miami harbor on January 10, 1926. Engineers used the "City of Portland" in an attempt to turn her back up. Miami's harbor was closed for more than a month while 100 ships with 45 million board feet of lumber and other building materials awaited unloading. The harbor closing in January and the hurricane in September ended Miami's boom. The Prinz Valdemar finally was righted and for years served as a landmark in the Miami harbor, being moored at Bayfront park and used for a time as an aquarium. The hulk was broken up in 1953.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 15726.

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