|Title||[Ferry boat "Robert Garrett"]|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Photographer||Steinrock, Charles M.|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
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.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Steinrock, Charles Marquet
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 2015.|
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