Written on the back of the photograph: "Grand River passenger boat of about the year 1897." The boat is with the "Arnold Line," named the "Islander," with the names St. Ignace, Mackinac, Les Cheneaux" also on the side of the boat. “B.V.R.C. Excursion” is lettered in the written on the front of the photograph. Full side view of the boat, fully loaded with passengers, on the water. Passengers can be seen on the open bow deck, and the two decks behind midship. Four men in a rowboat are in the foreground.
Source:Morris photograph collection (Coll. 043)
- Grand Rapids History & Special Collections Department
Part of digital collection:
Morris photograph collection