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Ivory and Textile Fan

Embroidered textile and ivory fan with box.

Harbor at Yokohama: Wharf

Hand-tinted photograph of Yokohama, in a lacquer album with mother-of-pearl inlay. Book of Japanese photographs. This is a souvenir photo and the label has it as" Hatoba at Yokohama."

Harbor at Yokohama

Hand-tinted photograph of Yokohama, in a lacquer album with mother-of-pearl inlay. Book of Japanese photographs.

Clarissa B. Carver Wreck Survey

Survey of the wreck of the ship Clarissa B. Carver. A survey is performed to determine the value of the vessel and its cargo in its sunk location. The vessel was sunk by a steamer near Kobe, Japan on June 7, 1885. This document is part of the final settlement of payments for the ship and its cargo, called the General Average.

Clarissa B. Carver Statement of Salvage

Captain's statement of what happened the night of the shipwreck of the ship Clarissa B. Carver, when it was hit by a steamer near Kobe, Japan on June 7, 1885. This is part of the final settlement of payments for the ship and its cargo, called the General Average

Clarissa B. Carver Sale of Cargo

Letter announcing sale of cargo of the ship Clarissa B. Carver and that consignee is entitled to share of money made at the auction of the cargo. Clarissa B. Carver was sunk by a steamer near Kobe, Japan on June 7, 1885.

Clarissa B. Carver Sale of Wreck

Advertisement for the sale of the wreck of the ship Clarissa B. Carver, which was sunk by a steamer near Kobe, Japan on June 7, 1885.

Ship Clarissa B. Carver

This ship portrait was done by an unknown Chinese artist. China had a tradition of ship portrait painting that dated to English artists teaching the craft to Chinese artists starting in the 1840s. The Clarissa B. Carver was built by George A. Carver in Searsport in 1876 for Captain Jonathan Dow. Under the command of Leroy Dow, she was lost in a collision with a steamer near Kobe, Japan in 1885.

Oil on board.

Routes to China during NE Monsoons

Map in book showing best sailing routes taken to go to the Far East, during the NE Monsoon season, from October to April.

From The Seaman's Guide to the Navigation of the Indian Ocean and China Sea by W.H. Rosser and J.F. Imray, 1867.

Clarissa B. Carver Bill of Lading

Bill of lading from ship Clarissa B. Carver, Capt. Dow, of Searsport. The bill of lading is for carrying 23 bales of bamboo from Yokohama, Japan to New York. Clarissa B. Carver was sunk by a steamer near Kobe, Japan nine days after this bill of lading was signed.

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