Alaska Packers Association: Four Masted Bark Star of Shetland Ex. Edward Sewall, 3345 Tons – Built at Bath, Maine, 1899.
Alaska Packers Assn., ( n.d. (ca. 1923.)), San Francisco
Printed sheet 10 x 19 1/4 inches. b/w halftone illustration of ship. b/w chart and course track. Color seal of Alaska Packers Assn.
The Alaska Packers Association operated the last fleet of commercial sailing ships on the west coast. This broadside celebrates the last westbound Cape Horn passage of an American commercial sailing vessel. The “Edward Sewall” had a long, hardworking history, related in great detail in Hennessys Sewall Ships of Steel. In the exploit celebrated in this broadside, she took 67 days to round the Horn on her way to Seattle. At the end of her career she shuttled workers and supplies to the Alaska salmon fishing grounds, and returned with canned salmon. She was sold to Japan for scrap in 1936. This broadside pictures the ship in full sail at the top and gives a chart and an itinerary at the bottom. A fine copy.