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Classification Ships
Object ID 1995-001-212
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Photo Archives
Caption National City Loading Lumber
Description The steam schooner National City taking on lumber with a wire chute in Mendocino Bay. A second ship, possibly the Sea Foam, waits on the right.
The National City was a single deck wooden schooner of 310 registered tons and measured 149 ft. in length, 34 breadth and 10 ft. deep.
It was built in 1888 by Hay & Wright in San Francisco and owned by National Steamship Company, a subsidiary of Union Lumber Company. Powered by a 450 horsepower triple expansion engine, it carried 320,000 board feet of lumber.
The National City was sold in 1918 to a company operating in Peru.
Date c.1900
Print size 9.5 cm x 7 cm
Credit line Emery Escola Collection
Subjects Chutes
Lumber industry
Steamboats
Related Publications NcNairn, Jack and Jerry MacMullen, "Ships of the Redwood Coast."