Sheet Music: Sinking Of Steamship Lady Elgin, 1861. Disaster Original For SaleSummer Sizzle! With the anticipation of sun, fun, and a few months of bearable weather, we are CLEARING HOUSE! This translates to an eclectic offering of neat historical and collectable AMERICANA! CDVs, Abraham, Lincoln, Advertising, Sheet Music, Political Americana… PLEASE take a look at ALL our other sales for some great offerings… every lot sold WITHOUT RESERVE! Lost on the Lady Elgin Sheet Music. Titled "Lost on the Lady Elgin. Song and Chorus. Commemorating the Terrible Lake Disaster of Friday Night Sept. 7th, 1860.", this 6p., 10 x 13.5" sheet music is commemorating the Terrible Lake Disaster of 1860. By Henry C. Work, published by "H.M. Higgins", Chicago. The PS Lady Elgin was a wooden-hulled sidewheel steamship that sank in Lake Michigan off Highwood, Illinois after she was rammed by the schooner Augusta in the early hours of September 8, 1860. The passenger manifest was lost with the collision, but the sinking of the Lady Elgin resulted in the loss of about 300 lives in what was called "one of the greatest marine horrors on record." Four years after the disaster, a new rule required sailing vessels to carry running lights. The Lady Elgin disaster remains the greatest loss of life on open water in the history of the Great Lakes. In 1994, a process began to list the shipwreck on the National Register of Historic Places. After it was determined to be eligible for listing in 1999, the process ended after an objection by the owner, so the shipwreck is not listed on the Register.A few loose threads and pin-sized holes along the spine where it was likely bound in book with typical aging, as shownNeedless to say, this is a genuine original, period piece, not a copy or reproduction. Please see below for more specific details.Please see our OTHER sales and check back each week for more material.WE SHIP WORLDWIDE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR AN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING QUOTE.sale Rules: All payments are due within 10 days of sale close. buyers who default on sales will be blocked from further offerding. We accept Paypal. Please contact us for payment methods for pay on pickup. We endeavor to provide the fullest most accurate descriptions possible but offer a full money-back guarantee (less postage and PayPal fees) on any single-item lot if not as represented for two weeks. After that point the sale has concluded. Group lots are sold "as is" and cannot be returned unless truly misrepresented. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have! Thank you! Note: New York residents will be charged applicable sales tax unless we have a valid and current resale number on file. Shipping: All domestic shipments are sent via the United States Postal Service and are sent by first class or media mail where applicable and is available for the price quoted. When purchasing multiple items, we will recalculate shipping to reflect combined shipments. International shipments are normally sent via first class air mail at the price quoted. Those wishing further security for their international shipments can request other services and will be re-quoted accordingly. Please note that normal handling time prior to shipment is between one and five days of receipt of payment. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CAN'T COMBINE SHIPMENTS WITH LOTS SOLD VIA OUR OTHER ACCOUNT ( ID: extantamericana). WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. _gsrx_vers_486 (GS 6.5.1 (486))
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