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Title Steamboat "Paul L " on the Fox River
Catalog Number P2008.29.7
Accession number 2008.29
Object Name Postcard, Lithographic
Description A lithographic postcard of the steamboat "Paul L" on the Fox River, passing through the West Algoma Bridge (Oshkosh Ave), Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Date 1915-1930
Subjects Rivers
Fox River
Steamboats
Steamboat Paul L.
Boats
West Algoma (Oshkosh Avenue)
Bridges
Oshkosh Avenue
Paine Lumber Company
Algoma Bridge
Street railroad tracks
Street railroads
Paine Lumber Company
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Postcard Collection
Catalog date 2008-07-23
Cataloged by Radig, Dan
Medium Cardstock/Ink
Notes A lithographic postcard of the steamboat "Paul L" on the Fox River, passing through the West Algoma Bridge (Oshkosh Ave), Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The Paul L is passing through the West Algoma St. Bridge (Oshkosh Ave.). The large brackets that cross the road way of the bridge were the electrical connections for the streetcar on the Omro route. The factory in the background was the Paine Lumber Company.

The "Paul L" was named for Captain Paul Le Fevre's oldest son. The steamer was built in 1907 by the firm Ryan Brothers (George & James) in Oshkosh and had a length of 124' and a beam of 21' it served the Oshkosh to Tustin run on Lake Poygan. It was operated by the Clark & LeFevre Company. The Paul L was sold in 1921 to Harry D. Meyer, R. C. Brown Jr. & J. C. Thompson of Oshkosh, later it was turned into a barge and operated at Appleton, Wisconsin, it sunk in 1923 and was never sailed again.

Same as: P2003.20.757

Postmarked: 8,22,1922
Orig/copy Original