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Morning Star

PC047.02.0040.00003 (RS144186)

Description

Morning Star was a steam auxiliary barkentine built at Bath, ME in 1884 where she had been launched on August 6, 1884. She was famous for her hollow mainmast which emitted steam and smoke from her auxiliary engine. She served as a missionary vessel for the American Board of Foreign Missions in the South Pacific until 1900, after which she was sold to became a merchant trip. Her first such trip took her to Klondike from where she returned to San Francisco with $1 million worth of gold.

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Details

Collection Name
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Collection Code
PC047
Dates
1884
Physical Description
1 photograph
Dimensions
9.25x 7.25 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Stebbins negative: 3
GUSN
276571
Reference Code
PC047.02.0040.00003

Record details

Originator
Stebbins, N. L. (Nathaniel Livermore), 1847-1922 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
barkentines
merchant vessels
Material Type
photographs
Notes
c
Publications Referencing This Collection
(1971.). Portrait of a port: Boston, 1852-1914. W. H. Bunting, compiler and annotator.. Cambridge: Belknap Press,, plate 2.12.

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