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Subject: [TSL] Chimborazo built 1851
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 15:40:52 EST
I am looking for any and all information, but especially any pictorial
representations, of the ship Chimborazo built in 1851 by Edward O'Brien in
Thomaston, Maine, USA. I am aware that there were several other Chimborazos built on
various dates, but I do not have an interest in those (my family emigrated on
the 1851 ship in 1855). Others details known are that it was sold to Great
Britain in 1864 and re-rigged as a bark. Signal letters VTCK. British home
ports Bristol (1864) and Newcastle (1879, 1881). Dimensions 171'3" x 34'2".
2 decks, 18' draft. Owners G.E. Henderson (1881) and Middle Dock Co (1879).
Stranded Feb 9, 1882.