1863 · [Boston]
The Boston Post advertised the sailing of this Clipper Ship in its issues of October 22 and November 2, 1863. The firm launched its clipper ships from Lewis Wharf in Boston, to San Francisco, beginning in 1852. "For Freight or Passage, apply at California Packet Office, 114 State Street."
Clipper Ship Cards "are historically significant as the earliest form of multicolor business advertising in America. In maritime history, they represent the golden age of wooden sailing ship technology. Since each card refers to a particular vessel, each is also a document of specific history pertaining to that vessel, listing such information as sailing time, port of origin, and captain. It has been estimated that only about 3000 clipper ship cards survive today, and most of these are in institutional collections." [Greg Gibson, proprietor of Ten Pound Island Books, a leading authority on the Clipper Ship, online column September 22, 2012]. (Inventory #: 36686)