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[Cargo Boat in Canal]

[Cargo Boat in Canal]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a large cargo boat in a canal with smaller boats at its side. There are different types of flags flying from its masts. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "One of the first cargo boats to go down canal."
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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