Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Search result for any reference to: packet ship
Amity: Ship; Length: 106 ft 6in; Beam: 28 ft 6 in; Depth of hold: 14 ft 3 in; 382 tons; New York, United States; 1816

Amity was a New York to Liverpool packet ship for the Black Ball Line from 1818 until 1824, when she was lost on Squam Beach, New Jersey.
Balclutha: Full-rigged Ship; Length Over All: 301 ft; Length Of Deck: 256.5 ft; Beam: 36.8 ft; Depth: 22.7 ft; 1689 grt; Crew: 26; Height of mainmast: 145 ft; Glasgow, Scotland; 1886

The steel hulled Balclutha started her career on the Europe to San Francisco grain trade, was renamed to Star of Alaska in 1905 while used as a salmon packet ship and renamed again in 1933 to Pacific Queen and used as a "movie-ship". Finally, in 1954, the San Francisco Maritime Museum purchased Pacific Queen and restored the vessel and her name. She was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985 and is on display at the museum.
Ellen Austin: Schooner; Length:210 ft; 1,812 tons; Damariscotta, Maine USA; 1854

She was a London to New York packet ship surrounded in mystery for finding and subsequently loosing a ghost-ship in the Bermuda-triangle in 1881.
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