Wednesday, March 28, 2012

15,000 Sacks of Barley -- March 28, 2012

"Yesterday the steamer Merren towed the big barge Attus (Atlas? - JT) down from Stockton with 15,000 sacks of barley, which is to be loaded in the whaleback City of Everett for New York by way of Panama."

Several shipbuilders promoted whalebacks as the next big thing in the 1880s and 1890s. The hull curved like the back of a whale. From the 29-June-1895 San Francisco Call. William A Coulter did many maritime drawings for the newspaper. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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