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"Nightingale" (Clipper Ship)

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"Nightingale" was built at Portsmouth, New Hampshire by Samuel Hanscomin 1851. She was launched in June but remained in Portsmouth until July when she was towed to Boston, to "await the untangling of her builder's financial embarrassment and her sale to a prominent Boston shipping firm." (1) There is no definite portrait of "Nightingale," but Ronnberg has proposed that New England Harbor at Sunrise, c.1850 (inv. 27) depicts her in Portsmouth. (2)


1. Erik Ronnberg, "Imagery and Types of Vessels," iPaintings by Fitz Hugh Laneby John Wilmerding (Washington, DCHarry N. Abrams1988), 74.

2. Ibid.

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