Steamboat Electra docked at Neptune Steamship Company in Providence, Rhode Island. Rail cars, horse carriages, and storage sheds are seen on the dock. Flags are flying on the stern and bow of the ship.
"ELECTRA" steam-propeller, of Providence. Built at New York, N.Y., 1864. I300 91/95 tons; 228.5 ft.X 40ft.X 15 ft. Three decks, one mast, no figure-head. Enr. & Lic. Sept. 5, 1864. Owner: Neptune Steamship Co. of Prov, R.I. Master: J.W. Nye. Enr. & lic. April 5, 1866. Owner: Merchants Steamship Co. (Jeremiah B. Gardner, managing owner) of Bristol. Master: same. Enr. Dec. 5 1866. Owner: Amasa Sprague of Cranston, R.I. Master: same. Enr. & Lic. Dec. 5 1866. Owner: Providence and New York Steamship Co. Master: same. Enr. & Lic. May 18, 1875. Owner: The Providence and Stonington Steamship Co. Master: W.S. Young. Lic. surrendered Feb. 16 1884 at Stonington. (It looks to me as if Amasa Sprague of Cranston bought her from Merchants Steamship Co for the Providence and New York Steamship Co. on Dec. 5, 1866. Probably as a broker.) Bill Warren
Haley, John W.
Boat & ship industryBoatsBodies of waterSteamboats
South Water Street, Providence, R.I.
11 x 8 inches
Rhode Island Collection, Providence Public Library
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