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Title Account of the Wreck of the Clipper Ship Viking
Reference MSS 256/Folder 4
Library Nantucket Historical Association
Collection Benjamin Cartwright Papers, 1801-1968
Date 1902-1968
Description Two copies of Benjamin Cartwright's recollections of the shipwreck of the Viking and the time he spent in Japan following that event. The first is a printed transcript published in 1968. The second is a manuscript version written by Benjamin Cartwright and sent to his eldest daughter in c. 1902.
Document Type Journal, Correspondence
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce; Transport and Communication
Keywords coal, cargo, lumber, passengers, Chinese, immigration, weather, shipwreck, survivor, damage, leak, pumps, salvage, junk, Japanese-American relations, indigenous peoples, religion, crew, gambling, manners and customs, meals, swimming
Countries Japan; USA
Ports New York, USA; San Francisco, USA; Hong Kong, China; Shimoda, Japan; Yokohama, Japan
Ships Viking, Wyoming
People Benjamin Cartwright
Copyright Nantucket Historical Association