Steamboat "Natchez"
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2006 Photos courtesy of Richard Edling, Philadelphia, PA
 
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Toulouse St. Wharf
 
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Toulouse St. Wharf

        
 

Toulouse St. Wharf

 

Calliope a series of 32 whistles powered by steam from the boilers, played with a small keyboard. A novelty instrument that debuted July 4, 1856, it was quickly adopted by packet and showboats to advertise their arrival into towns

     
 
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