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Steamer Adelaide | [No Artist Defined]
A large lithograph of the side wheel steamer Adelaide. For a couple of years in the mid to late 1850s, the Adelaide made regularly scheduled trips between Boston, Portland, and Eastport in Maine and Saint John in New Brunswick under Captain E.B. Winchester. The print dates to this time and was produced by Endicott & Company, lithographers, of New York City. Endicott was a well established firm and producer of lithographs of maps, ships, buildings, landscape scenes and portraits. At this time, the Adelaide was owned and operated by the Calais Steamboat Company. The Tides Institute located the print in Virginia a little over three years ago and was able to secure the print for its collections. The Adelaide was built in 1854 at Greenpoint, Long Island, New York by Lupton and McDermott for Cornelius Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt intended to use the Adelaine as a steamer along the California coast during the Gold Rush era. A change in business conditions resulted in this plan being shelved and the Adelaide was sold while still under construction to the Calais Steamboat Company. The Baltimore Steam Packet Company purchased the vessel in 1859 for its Norfolk to Baltimore run. In 1880, the Adelaide began operating out of Long Branch, New Jersey and shortly afterwards was rammed by the excursion boat Grand Republic where it sank in New York City harbor. Classification: Prints Circa: 1855 Old Accession Number: 2306 Description: https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/a/adelaide.html Saint John, Eastport, Portland, Boston