Vintage Photograph Shows the Brooklyn Bridge and Chapin Steam Boat Circa 1905

Brooklyn Bridge, New Haven Line, Chapin Steam Boat, 1905
Brooklyn Bridge, New Haven Line, Chapin Steam Boat, 1905

This is a great vintage photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge snapped from Manhattan back in 1905. Along with the bridge, there is the old Chester W. Chapin steamboat and it's New Haven Line boathouse.

This steamer was named for Chester W. Chapin (December 16, 1798 – June 10, 1883), U.S. Representative from Massachusetts (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877). The ship was of the twin-screw type, 312 feet in length, 64 feet wide, with a tonnage of 1,882. It was built by the Maryland Steel Company of Sparrow's Point, Maryland, for the New Haven Steamboat Company in 1899.

Download a much larger (10,364 x 8,130, 4.2 MB) version of this photo here.

This photo is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1923. See this page for further explanation.

Originally published on August 26th, 2015

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