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1879 Map of Halifax, Massachusetts

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Map of Halifax, Massachusetts 1879. On bottom of map shows dimension of Silver Lake measured in the ice. Frame (rope-design) was made by Leonard C. Washburn from mahogany and taken from the wreck of the side-wheeler (steamer) "Lady of the Lake" that went down 30 years before when it blew up. "Lady of the Lake" carried 100 passengers. Thirteen people were injured and three died when it blew up on June 28, 1878. The wood was two feet under water when it was reclaimed by Leonard Washburn and made into a china cabinet and other picture frames.