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Historical Materials: Vessels (Specific / Named)
"Northern Light" (Yacht)
The schooner yacht "Northern Light" was designed by Louis Winde for Colonel William P. Winchester and built by Whitmore Holbrook at East Boston in 1839. She was sold in 1846 for use as a packet between Boston and Plymouth, Massachusetts. She was re-purchased by Winchester in 1848 who sold her in the following year, and was then used to take prospectors to California during the Gold Rush. She was driven ashore in the Magellan Straits and lost in March 1850.
– Erik Ronnberg
The Rudder Vol. XV Part 1–3; pp. 387–390, 456–460, 483–486
"Historic American Yachts: Early Boston Vessels, The Northern Light and Coquette."
unidentified newspaper clipping
16 October 1846
Robert Bennet Forbes Scrapbook
volume 1, p.55
Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum (SCR 4)