Steamship Let 'Er B (Chicora)

Photograph showing the steamship "Let 'Er B," which was built in England as a blockade runner for the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War. It was an extremely fast vessel and as a blockade runner carried none of the masts shown in this image. The smokestacks very likely were made to telescope down to keep a low profile and thus avoid detection. She was cut in half in 1867 (to fit through the Welland Canal) and brought to the Great Lakes.
Abstract/Description: Photograph showing the steamship "Let 'Er B," which was built in England as a blockade runner for the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War. It was an extremely fast vessel and as a blockade runner carried none of the masts shown in this image. The smokestacks very likely were made to telescope down to keep a low profile and thus avoid detection. She was cut in half in 1867 (to fit through the Welland Canal) and brought to the Great Lakes.
Subject(s): Boats and boating
Soo Locks (Mich.)
Date Created: 1875 (approximate)