Ship "St. Paul" of Salem

Collection Type

  • Photography






Black and white photographic print of a ship in the ocean. The ship has three masts. The front mast has three large sails and a small one at the top. At the top of the first mast there is a banner that reads, "St. Paul". The second mast also has the three large sails, the bottom one is pulled up. The third mast only has two large sails. Above this is a smaller sail followed by a vertical row of four small flags. At the stern of the ship is an American flag. The ship approaches a nearby harbor, which is located at the lower right corner of the scene. The frame is metal with a gold finish. It is simple with a little decor bordering the inner-most edge of the frame.


Descriptive Terms

black-and-white photographs
prints (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
Print, Photographic


"Ship "St. Paul" of Salem / Built in Boston in 1833. 468 tons. / registered June 2, 1838 S.C. Phillips owner / "April 26 1845" / Bought by Stephen C. Phillips in New York in 1836 and sent direct to Manilla. / She made twelve voyages to that port until she was lost Dec. 9 1851 in the Straits / of San Bernadino. The wreck was sold to Spaniards. She was raised and made / several voyages to Spain and finally Sunk in the China Sea. This was / the last ship S.C. Phillips owned. / This photograph by Martha Harvey of Gloucester from the original in / possession of C.H. Allen was made for me in 1902. A similar one is in / the Marine Hall in Salem. / Stephen W. Phillips." (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number



Harvey, Martha (Photographer)


16 9/16 x 19 5/16 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

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