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Subject: [TSL] Ship ST. PETERSBURG
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 00:33:28 EST
A few weeks ago I received some really helpful information from various
people on this list regarding the St. PETERSBURG, built in 1839. This ship
brought my gr-gr-grandparents to this country, to New York Harbor in 1854.
According to several reports, it was "abandoned at sea" in 1858. Can anybody
tell me why/how it was abandoned --fire, mutiny, sprang a leak, what?
To date I haven't been able to locate a picture of it, and according to
Mystic Seaport, a picture might not be available given it's short lifespan.
Any info would be appreciated.