Steam Tug Boston And The Bark Texana

  • nautical art chart art natuical art charts shipwrecks

    Steam Tug Boston And The Bark Texana

    ON JUNE 9, 1863, CONFEDERATES FROM MOBILE, ALABAMA CAPTURED THE UNARMED STEAM TUG BOSTON AT THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

    enlarge

CIVIL WAR

ON JUNE 9, 1863, CONFEDERATES FROM MOBILE, ALABAMA CAPTURED THE UNARMED STEAM TUG BOSTON AT THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THE NEXT DAY THEY CAME UP ON THE BARK LENOX AND THE CONFEDERATES BOARDED HER AND SET HER AFIRE. LATER THAT DAY THEY BURNED THE BARK TEXANA. THE CONFEDERATES SLIPPED BACK INTO MOBILE BAY, WHERE THE BOSTON WAS CONVERTED TO A BLOCKADE RUNNER. SOME OF THE CREWMEN FROM THE BOSTON, LENOX AND TEXANA HAD BEEN SENT ASHORE IN LIFEBOATS AND OTHERS SENT NORTH TO CONFEDERATE PRISONS. THE BOSTON WAS LAST SEEN IN THE HARBOR OF HAVANA IN 1867. BECAUSE SHE WAS USED TO SINK TWO UNITED STATES SHIPS SHE WAS TREATED AS A CONFEDERATE RAIDER AND CLAIMS FOR DESTRUCTION OF THE SHIPS AND THEIR CARGOS WERE PAID TO THE OWNERS IN 1882.


AVAILABLE AS A SIGNED AND NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION REPRODUCTION

Size 20x24

Available as a Reproduction

Image Size: 14x18

Paper Size: 16x20

EDITION SIZE - 50

PRICE - $90 + S/H

How to Purchace

Return to portfolio
Back to top
 ©  2015 Packard Nautical Art. All Rights Reserved.webmaster mHerning