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
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.
Chinese devil chaser mask brought back from the Yangtze River area by Captain Wilbur Carver of Searsport. He was a young naval officer when he purchased this mask, in service on the China station in the 1930s.
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.
Landing a boat at Sunda Strait, photographed by Joanna Colcord aboard the ship State of Maine in 1900. Sunda Strait is the passage between Java and Sumatra, and it is the gateway between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea.