Gipsy (steamboat) – 1838, drawing

Gipsy

Source:  Historical “Firsts” of Rockford, artwork by J. Lawrence Herzog  R977.331 H582h for First National Bank and Trust, 1974.    Oversize, fragile condition.

First steamboat from Alton, IL to Rockford, 1838.

We question the length and whether it was as elaborate as drawn, carried 16 tons of goods for Dr. George Haskell.