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Duncan McFarlane British  1818 - 1865
Continent , circa 1855
Oil on Canvas
24 x 36 inches
Category: Paintings - Non-American
Origin: England-UK
Era: 19th Century
Depicting the American ship "Continent" and other vessels coming into Liverpool. Note: The ship "Continent" was built in Bath, Maine in 1850 by James Drummond & Co. and belonged to the port of New Bedford, Massachusetts and later to New York. The vessel was owned by Howland & Co. She was 169.5 feet in length, 36 feet in beam and she drew 18 feet. The ship "Continent" on May 9th of 1867 was sunk and her shipwrecked crew numbering nineteen men and one woman were rescued by Captain Wilson from the American bark, "Almira Coombs." Her full cargo consisting of cotton and $8,000 in spices were lost (Information from the Boston Journal May 15, 1867).

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