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Title [Ferry boat "Robert Garrett"]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Steinrock, Charles M.
Date ca. 1898
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on an off-white cardboard mount with rounded corners and gold edges.
Side view of the Staten Island Ferry boat "Robert Garrett" on the water. Mount has two inscriptions on the reverse: "Robert Garrett / Runs bet. N.Y. City & Staten Island" is handwritten and "C.M. STEINROCK, / BIRDSBORO, / BERKS CO., PA." is stamped.
(Keywords: New York City)
Print size 3.625 x 4.625
Ownership and History The "Robert Garrett" was a steam-powered sidewheel ferry introduced in 1888 as part of the Staten Island Rapid Transit Ferry Company. The boat was named for a president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which oversaw ferry operations prior to the establishment of New York City's municipal ferry service in 1905.

The photographer, Charles M. Steinrock (1868-1949) lived in Birdsboro, PA, before relocating to Staten Island around 1894. He worked as a mechanical engineer for the C.W. Hunt Company of Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1888
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Ferries
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Steinrock, Charles Marquet
Catalog Number PH01.0490
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 2015.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.