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Title: Pencil drawing of schooner WILD PIGEON, attributed to J. E. Buttersworth

Accession Number: 2000.128
Category: DRAWINGS
Type: pencil drawing
Place: USA, CA, San Francisco; USA, CA, Golden Gate
Date: circa 1864-1870
Materials: paper
Description: Pencil and wash drawing on paper, with Chinese white and color added; unsigned, probably by a western painter; starboard view of schooner WILD PIGEON, flies pennant, and house flag with the letters "MH" (reversed), small sloop in left middle distance; San Francisco’s Golden Gate in background, Fort Point at right; 116-ton WILD PIGEON launched Patchogue, Long Island, 1853; went out to San Francisco in late 1864 or early 1865 and was registered there through 1870; before going out her owner/operator was a Capt. Milikin, so perhaps the house flag is HM.

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