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Empire City Line Pacific Iron Steam Ship Sarah Sands 1500 Tons Captn. Wm. Thompson

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Walters, Samuel; Endicott & Co.; Menger, Louis R.
Place made: United States, New York
Date made: 1850
Materials: ink; color wash; paper; cloth
Measurements: 15 1/4 in x 19 1/2 in
Nomenclature: iron steam ships; steamships; Empire City Line; Pacific Mail Steamshi Company; Australian; American
Classification: ship portraits

This hand-colored lithograph depicts the innovative SS 'Sarah Sands sailing past a distant hilly shoreline in the left background. The iron steamship was built in 1846 and operated between Liverpool and New York until she was charted to the Empire City Line. She operated from San Francisco to Panama City until 1850 when the Pacific Mail Steamship Company purchased her. American, British, and Australian flags fly at the top of her masts. Below the image are the descriptive title, publication detail, and the ship's measurements.