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THOMAS W LAWSON

Date: 1902 - 1907
Dimensions:
Sheet: 284 × 354 mm
Medium: Gelatin silver print on paper.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00033619
Place Manufactured:Boston

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    Description
    THOMAS W LAWSON, a seven masted, steel hulled schooner built for the Pacific trade, but used primarily to haul coal and oil along the East Coast of the United States.

    The design of THOMAS W LAWSON was an ultimately unsuccessful bid to keep sailing ships competitive with the burgeoning steamship freight transport trade and was wrecked in the Scilly Isles in 1907 during a storm.
    SignificanceThe THOMAS W LAWSON was the largest seven masted, steel hulled schooner ever built without an auxiliary engine.

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