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Painting of the boat Alpena caught in a storm. The artist is William Torgerson. It is thought this was one of a set of painting done by William Torgerson. The other painting being that of the J.A. Holmes. The Holmes can be seen in the distance in this painting of the Alpena. The scene of the painting is of the storm on Lake Michigan that sunk the Alpena. The J.A. Holmes is the last ship to have visual contact with the Alpena before it went down. This painting is not dated. 
The SS Alpena sank in Lake Michigan in 1880 while traveling from Grand Haven to Chicago. Within days, debris was washed ashore in Holland, MI, including a piano.
Gift of
Wilbert, Mrs.