Philadelphia Steamship San Francisco 1854 Bronze Medallion Maritime History

$375.00


 

  • Amazing piece of Maritime Disaster History!
  • Medal Minted by the Corporation of the City of Philadelphia in Jan. 1854
  • Testimonial to the Captains Crighton (Creighton), Low and Stouffer for their gallantry in rescuing the passengers from the wreck of the Steamship San Francisco.
  • Obverse has a high relief version of the Philadelphia City Seal
  • Reverse raised lettering
  • Stand not included
  • Measures approx. 75mm diameter x 7mm Thick, 206 grams

New York Daily Times, January 14, 1854

TOTAL LOSS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO.
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LOSS OF OVER 300 LIVES.
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Outbreak of Cholera, and Sixty
Deaths.

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Over One Hundred Souls swept Overboard
by a single Wave.
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150 TROOPS TAKEN TO LIVERPOOL.
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One Hundred and Fifty brought
to this Port.

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One Hundred Rescued by another ves-
sel, and yet unheard of.
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FULL DETAILS OF THE DISASTER.
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REPORT BY AN OFFICER OF THE STEAMSHIP.
——–|——–
REPORT OF LIEUT. WINDER.

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SKU: 64817 Category: Antiques Tags: Antiques, Maritime, Other Maritime Antiques

Description

Good overall condition for 162 years old! The medal shows its age with moderate scratching and numerous nicks to both sides and along the edge. The nicks and dents are very prominent along the edge.The medal has a lustrous toning.Stand not included.

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