Steamer "David Clark"

Steamer "David Clark"

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  • Steamer "David Clark"

Image Number

  • N040523


  • , American Views,18--

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General Note

  • Photonegative of half a stereoview from the Popular Series.
  • The David Clark was built in the Brock and Stevens shipyard in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1875. It was registered #6865 and launched on February 27, 1875 in Jacksonville. It had a side-wheel paddle, and a tonnage of 483 gross and 442 net. It was 147.5' long, 41.4' wide, with a depth of 7.8'. It had 51 nominal horsepower, and could make speeds of 14 knots.

    Biography Note

  • The steamboat David Clark was built in 1875. It traveled the Jacksonville to Enterprise (on Lake Monroe) run for the Brock Line on the St. Johns River. It was sold in auction to Captain Joseph Smith in August of 1877 because of Jacob Brock's bankruptcy. In October of 1889, it burned in Fernandina, Florida, and was officially listed as abandoned in 1893.

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

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