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Eolus (Aeolus) was the ruler of the winds and the father of Alcyone and Athamas (Met IV.487, XI.431, 748). As a servant of Juno, he lived on Aeolia, an island near Thrace, where he kept the winds in a cave (Aeneid I.50-87). In medieval iconography Aeolus was represented blowing two trumpets, as in a miniature in a manuscript of Fulgentius Metaforalis (c. 1331), by John Ridewall (Panofsky, Plate XIII). There Aeolus blows two trumpets while working a pair of bellows with his feet. The trumpets and bellows are briefly described by Albericus Philosophus, De deorum imaginibus libellus XIII (1342). The trumpets of Fame appear in Gower's Mirour de l'omme, 22129-22152.
|47k||Watercolor by Erik Heyl of USS Eolus, painted for use in his book "Early American Steamers", Volume IV.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 63709. Courtesy of Erik Heyl.
|95k||USS Eolus capturing the blockade runner Lady Sterling off Wilmington, North Carolina, 28 October 1864.
Phototype by F. Gutekunst, Philadelphia, PA., published circa the later 1800s.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 2014.
|58k||The coastal steamer SS Eolus (ex-USS Eolus) under way, date and location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 93836, courtesy of the Steamship Historical Society of America. Collection of W.K. Covell..
|69k||Watercolor by Erik Heyl of SS Eolus (ex-USS Eolus), painted for use in his book "Early American Steamers", Volume IV.
She is depicted here during her post-Civil War commercial service.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 63710. Courtesy of Erik Heyl.
|01||LCDR. Cornwell, John J.||12 August 1864 - 18 September 1864|
|02||Act. Master Lundt, William O.||18 September 1864 - 12 December 1864|
|03||Act. Master Keyser, Edward S||12 December 1864 - 24 June 1865|
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