Peekskill, NY: Highland Eagle Printing, 1856. Broadside. An unrecorded broadside advertising the Hudson River sloop Mohican, sailing from Peekskill to Manhattan. '... the Sloop Mohican! as a market boat, from the dock of I. & R.A. Depew, Foot of Main Street, Peekskill, on Thursday of each week, commencing April 3rd. Returning, will leave New York, Foot of Vestry Street, every Monday during the season, at 4 o'clock, P.M'.
"The Mohican was one of the old sloops that hailed from this port [Poughkeepsie]. She was built in 1837 at Peekskill by Isaac Depew, Senator Depew’s father, who ran her as a packet and market boat. During the Civil War she passed into the possession of Edward Tower and others who were interested in the furnaces and who used her in conveying limestone and iron ore to the Tower furnaces at Poughkeepsie. Her skipper was Joseph Reynolds. The Mohican was sixty-eight feet long, twenty-five feet beam. Under her quarter-deck, which extended almost to midships, were a dozen berths. She was always painted red, and was a fast sailer. Her timbers and planking were of locust and white oak. The old sloop now lies on the shore of Chelsea in front of the home of Capt. Moses W. Collyer who brought her there for a breakwater and dock a few years ago when she was dismantled and withdrawn from the river." *
Isaac Depew is the father of Chauncey Depew [1834 - 1928] whose ancestors settled in 1685 at Peekskill, NY. Depew was president of the New York Central Railroad System, and president of the West Shore Railroad Company.
Printed at the foot "From the Highland Eagle Printing Establishment, Main st., Peekskill." The Highland Eagle was active from 1851-1858 according to the Library of Congress.
12 1/4 x 20 1/4", tan paper & black text. Archivally restored, backed with acid free tissue, with some small text losses corrected ("i" in notice, "t" in street, "a" in Monday.) Overall, beautifully preserved.
Not on OCLC; NYPL; Google Image search. A rare broadside.
*Verplanck, William E. and Moses W. Collyer, Sloops of the Hudson, Putnam's, NY 1908" Item #27759