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Title Wreck end of dock at Mike Lyman's Caribean dock
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date November 14, 1896
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Three men exit a wrecked ship through a door in the hull and walk down a wooden ramp toward the rocky shoreline; each man carries several pieces of lumber. Another man stands in a nearby rowboat and watches them. An empty boat is tied to the wooden ramp. Identified in envelope inscription as "Wreck off Mike Lyman's Caribbean dock. 2.20 p.m., Sat. Nov. 14, 1896."
Film Size 6.5 x 8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The "Mike Lyman" referred to in the inscription is likely Michael Lyman of Clifton, Staten Island. He is listed in the 1895-1896 Staten Island directory as Boatbuilder, and in the 1897-1898 directory as Boatman.
Earliest Date 1896
Latest Date 1896
Subjects Shipwrecks
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Lyman, Michael
Catalog Number 50.015.7263
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 2013.
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