Shipyard workforce at Lake Baikal

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    The icebreaking steamer 'Baikal' was built at Walker in 1896. This photograph shows the workforce who reassembled the 'Baikal' at Lake Baikal. They were mainly exiles and criminals. They also included Isaac O'Henry, the Chief Engineer, who often told a tale of a long walk in the tundra alone with a guide who later turned out to have murdered his entire family with an axe. Reference: TWAS: DS.SWH/4/PH/6/2 (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email To purchase a hi-res copy please email quoting the title and reference number.
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    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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    TWAM (Flickr)
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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 5 years, 6 months ago
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