Clipper Ship Card announcing the sailing of the Ship “BOSTONIAN, THE ELEGANT FIRST CLASS CLIPPER SHIP” leaving Pier 15, East River, New York for San Francisco September 19th, circa 1860. The Bostonian was built by D.D. Kelley of East Boston in 1854 for George Callander & Co. of 43 Central Wharf, Boston. She was sold to New York in 1860 and on January 2, 1861 she was wrecked near Germany while bound from New York to London. This card like the majority does not have a year printed with the date but she had a short life in New York so the 1860 date is very close. The Bostonian was 183 feet in length, 35 feet in breath and she drew 23 feet of water. In 1856 the “Bostonian” sailed from Boston on August 12th and arrived in San Francisco on January 3rd taking 142 days. In 1857 she sailed from New York on October 17 arriving in San Francisco on March 4th having taken 140 days. (PR-1213)
Reference: “Other Yankee Ship Sailing Cards” by Allan Forbes and Ralph Eastman and issued by the State Street Trust Company, Boston, MA 1949, pages 7 & 8. This card is reproduced full page color and is discussed on these pages.
Condition: The card is in excellent condition. The color is till stong and there is no foxing or staining. The corners are perfect and there are no scapes or mars.
Dimensions of Card: Height 7, Width 4 inches.
Dimensions of Frame: Height 12, Width 8 1/2, inches.