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Title: Old shipping days in Boston
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: State Street Trust Company (Boston, Mass.) Walton Advertising and Printing Company
Subjects: Shipping Clipper ships
Publisher: Boston, Mass., Printed for the State Street Trust Company
Contributing Library: Boston College Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries
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ad remained on theLiving Age and in it were Mr. Campbell and his men. The adven-tures of the crew were related, and on February 6 all hands left theLiving Age and set sail for Pratas Island where they made them-selves as comfortable as possible. At last at dawn of February 25th, adds Captain Hinckley, Iespied on the horizon a column of black smoke; a whaler or steamerit seemed to be. We hoisted all our signals and launched a boat tointercept her. To our unspeakable relief the spars and smokestackof a steamer loomed up, and she shortly after came to anchor near theshore, lowering her largest boat, the officer of which on hearing mystory directed our boat to go aboard, while he went ashore for the re-mainder. The steamer was the Shanghai (English) from Manila,Captain Munroe, and in a short time we all stood without effects ona friendly deck. Thence they proceeded to Hong Kong. For therescue Captain Munroe received from President Fillmore a goldchronometer. 44 OLD SHIPPING DAYS IN BOSTON
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From a print Gleasons Pictorial L.\UNCHING OF THE GREAT REPUBLIC, OCT. 4, 1853 Largest merchant ship at that time in the world Captain Hinckley to-day is engaged in the insurance business inBoston. There is a striking reminder of the old days of China tradein his Brookline home, and that is a picture, on page 43, whichwas reproduced from a painting done for Captain Hinckley by Mar-shall Johnson, the marine artist, of the Living Age wrecked onPratas Shoal in the China Sea. Captain Hinckley followed the seabetween 1849 and 1861, sailing in the following ships: JosiahQuincy, Horsburgh, Vancouver, Cygnet, Living Age, andN. B. Palmer. TWO CELEBRATED LAUNX^HINGS The launching at East Boston of Donald McKays famous four-master, the Great Republic, the largest merchant ship ever built,inspired Longfellow to write a poem, the last lines of which are:— She starts,—she moves,—she seems to feelThe thrill of life along her keel,And, spurning with her foot the ground,With one exulting, joyous
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