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AMERICAN NORWICH LINES STEAMER,
“CITY OF LOWELL”
Townsend Hornor Collection
19 th Century
Unframed 18″ H x 34 1/2″ W Framed 32″
H x 47″ W
Collection of Townsend Hornor Unsigned
Presented is a graphic lithograph
done in grey tones picturing the Norwich and New York Transportation Company’s passenger steamer, “CITY OF LOWELL”. The
ship was the first commercial vessel built by the Bath Iron Works, now one of America’s most famous yards. She was delivered
on July 2, 1894 for service on the Eastern end of Long Island Sound and New York in which she sailed until 1935.
Shown steaming into a slight head chop with all her flags flying
she is pictured with a launch off her port quarter flying the burgee of the New York Yacht Club at her bow
staff. There are numerous passengers on her decks. The painting comes in a custom matted wood frame. .
PROVENANCE: The lithograph is from
the collection of Mr. Townsend Hornor, a distinguished historian, sailor, philanthropist and businessman. He served on numerous
boards including the Woodshole Oceanographic Institute, former chairman, Cape Cod Hospital Foundation, former president, the
Osterville Historic Society, a director of the Herreshoff Marine Museum, former chairman of the Naval War College Foundation
as well as many others.
Small launch with NYYC burgee
DETAILS: S.S. CITY OF LOWELL: Passenger Steamer for the Norwich and New York Transportation Co.
Displacement: 1,877 (light ship), 2,975 (full load)
2 triple expansion steam engines, 4,500 horsepower, 2 stacks, twin screws, steel hull.
Keel laid March 15,1893, launched November 21,1893, delivered July 2,1894. She was
the first commercial ship built by the Bath Iron Works which commenced shipbuilding in 1893.
Used between New York and the Eastern end of Long Island Sound until approximately
1935. November 4,1904 in dense fog collided with the Wall Street Line ferry COLUMBIA. The COLUMBIA sank though was later refloated
and repaired. Scrapped at the end of World War II.
SHIPPING & PACKING: Because
of its size, the sale is restricted to U.S. buyers only. The cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance
to your destination, is an additional charge. You may email us to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly,
but we expect to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.
GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three
days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. A prior email authorization
by us for the return is required. Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable
unless due to our error.
size lithograph of an American coastal steamer with ties to Long Island Sound and New York.
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