Photograph of port view of the U.S.S. Connecticut featuring many small boats alongside, 1908. At center, the port side of the large hull is clearly seen. Near the front of the ship, two anchors are seen attached to the hull. Several portholes decorate the side, and a group of five cannons can be seen. Along the deck of the ship, crowds of people gather near the guardrails at the center and back of the vessel. At least four small ships are visible sitting in the water beside the ship; three of these boats contain many passengers. Wires and small rope ladders are visible from the side of the ship extending to the small boats in the water. At center, three large smokestacks can be seen framed by two masts. Flags adorn the top of both masts. Also, a flag is visible on either end of the ship. Several wires can be seen extending from the masts to several parts of the ship. Below the mast on the left, large letters framing the structure spell: "Connecticut". In the background to the right, another large, identical ship can be seen.