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Title: Steamer CITY OF NORWICH at Norwich, CT

Accession Number: 1955.427
Type: photograph
Place: USA, CT, Norwich
Materials: paper
Description: Photograph; port view of sidewheel steamer CITY OF NORWICH tied at wharf in Norwich, CT; CITY OF NORWICH built in 1862 by John Englis Co. of Brooklyn and used as a transport vessel by the army during the Civil War. She was an unlucky vessel; in 1866 she was rammed and sunk by a lumber schooner. Two years later, after an expensive salvage operation, she accidently caught fire off New Haven and burned to the waterline with the loss of 11 lives. She was rebuilt again but used mainly as a spare boat. In 1896, while being towed in a violent storm, she broke away and sank a third time on Cornfield Shoal off Saybrook, CT. She was salvaged again, but in 1913 was finally broken up at Stonington.

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