Ships of the Early American Republic
Ferry, connecting Providence, RI with New York. George Washington Adams
committed suicide by jumping overboard from this ferry on April
Criterion - Mississippi
Fourth of July (Ohio
On Feb. 7, 1829, set out with "Prince"
Ibrahima and a total of 152 passengers for Liberia. Described as "a
handsome vessel, built at Bath, Maine, in 1819 by the noted shipwright
James McLellan. 2 decks, 3 masts, 275 tons. (Source: Prince
Among Slaves, p174, 172).
Brig of 236 tons; Sailed with R.W. Emerson "cleared to Malta" on 12/25/32.
John Quincy Adams
Steamboat that carried Andrew
Jackson on the first leg of his journey to Washington to serve as President.
An American battleship on board which the great gun called the "peacemaker"
exploded, killing Virgil
Maxcy, and others, I think. See 2/28/1844.
387 tons, 109' by 29' wide, built 1810 by Thatcher Magoun, in Medford
MA, where he was supposed to have built some of the best sailing ships.
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In 1829, captained by Abel Coffin, it left Bangkok carrying the "Siamese
Twins", Chang and Eng, to Boston. (Source: Walace
and Walace, The Two, p47)