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Title Steam Schooner Midas Papers, 1844-1845
Reference S-669
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Date 1844-1845
Description Papers relating to the steam schooner Midas, the first American steamer to go eastward of the Cape of Good Hope to sail the waters of China for the China trade. Includes three letters from William Poor to Robert Bennet Forbes, announcing the ship’s arrival in Mauritius, Singapore, and Macau, and describing the voyage and the ship’s performance. Also, chart format abstracts of the ship’s log from New York to Singapore and on to China. Brief stops were made at Mauritius and Macau.
Document Type Correspondence, Logbook, Manuscript
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce
Keywords steamship, repairs, coal, wood, crew, conflict, navigation, weather, trade
Countries China; Singapore; USA; Mauritius
Places Macau; Boston; Hong Kong; Guangzhou
Ports Macau, China; New York, USA
Ships Midas
People Robert Bennet Forbes; William Poor
Additional Information Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Massachusetts Historical Society catalogue.
Copyright Massachusetts Historical Society