Alexandria: The Ship “Fairfax” leaving for Rio de Janeiro in 1845

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Description

Located opposite Washington, DC at the head of navigation on the Potomac River, Alexandria was one of America’s principal ports from the early 18th century until developing railroads and steamships eventually caused the demise of merchant sail.  The vessel in the middle distance is the General Harrison which 4 years later became an abandoned hulk in San Francisco during the Gold Rush.  Its timbers still remain in place under the reclaimed downtown area.

 

Additional information

Dimensions 28 × 17 in
Signed or Remarqued

Signed, Remarqued

Edition Size

750

Issue Date

1976