Steamboat "Southampton"

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Oil on canvas
frame: 33 x 44 1/2 in. ( 83.8 x 113 cm ) Overall: 26 x 38 1/8 in. ( 66 x 96.8 cm )
signed and dated: lower right: "J. Bard, N.Y., 1880/Feby."
Amidships, slightly forward of the paddle box, is one black funnel while at either end of the large super-structure is a wheelhouse. Both ends of the vessel are so constructed as to permit vehicles to be driven on and off. The vessel is traveling at full speed, leaving a white foam in its wake. This picture is a representation of one of the first ferryboats of the double end construction to ply in New York waters.
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Built in 1869 in Wilmington, Delaware, for the Long Island Railroad Company, the Southampton did service from Peck Slip, Manhattan to Hunter's Point, Long Island City.
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group