SAILS Digital History Collections

1879 Map of Halifax, Massachusetts

Title

1879 Map of Halifax, Massachusetts

Subject

Halifax (Mass.) -- Maps
Silver Lake (Halifax, Mass.)
Historical geography--Massachusetts--Maps.

Description

Map of Halifax, Massachusetts 1879. On bottom of map shows dimension of Silver Lake measured in the ice. Frame (rope-design) was made by Leonard C. Washburn from mahogany and taken from the wreck of the side-wheeler (steamer) "Lady of the Lake" that went down 30 years before when it blew up. "Lady of the Lake" carried 100 passengers. Thirteen people were injured and three died when it blew up on June 28, 1878. The wood was two feet under water when it was reclaimed by Leonard Washburn and made into a china cabinet and other picture frames.

Contributor

Washburn, Leonard

Format

Maps

Type

Cartographic

Identifier

78_01_005

Physical Dimensions

38 cm x 48 cm

Files

Citation

“1879 Map of Halifax, Massachusetts ,” SAILS Digital History Collections, accessed December 22, 2014, http://sailsinc.omeka.net/items/show/1500.