. English: The Burning of the packet ship Boston in 1830.The 428 ton packet ship 'Boston' was built at Medford in 1828, by Thacher Magoun for the Boston & Liverpool Line. The Boston agent was George G. Jones; the Liverpool agent was Latham & Gair. Sailings were scheduled thus: from Boston the 1st of each month; from Liverpool the 20th of each month. This packet line was originally organized to provide direct sailings between Boston and Liverpool. This plan was hampered by lack of high-value cargos for the eastward passage, an advantage held by New York packets which shipped high value farm pro

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. English: The Burning of the packet ship Boston in 1830.The 428 ton packet ship 'Boston' was built at Medford in 1828, by Thacher Magoun for the Boston & Liverpool Line. The Boston agent was George G. Jones; the Liverpool agent was Latham & Gair. Sailings were scheduled thus: from Boston the 1st of each month; from Liverpool the 20th of each month. This packet line was originally organized to provide direct sailings between Boston and Liverpool. This plan was hampered by lack of high-value cargos for the eastward passage, an advantage held by New York packets which shipped high value farm pro Stock Photo
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. English: The Burning of the packet ship Boston in 1830.The 428 ton packet ship 'Boston' was built at Medford in 1828, by Thacher Magoun for the Boston & Liverpool Line. The Boston agent was George G. Jones; the Liverpool agent was Latham & Gair. Sailings were scheduled thus: from Boston the 1st of each month; from Liverpool the 20th of each month. This packet line was originally organized to provide direct sailings between Boston and Liverpool. This plan was hampered by lack of high-value cargos for the eastward passage, an advantage held by New York packets which shipped high value farm pro
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. English: The Burning of the packet ship Boston in 1830.The 428 ton packet ship 'Boston' was built at Medford in 1828, by Thacher Magoun for the Boston & Liverpool Line. The Boston agent was George G. Jones; the Liverpool agent was Latham & Gair. Sailings were scheduled thus: from Boston the 1st of each month; from Liverpool the 20th of each month. This packet line was originally organized to provide direct sailings between Boston and Liverpool. This plan was hampered by lack of high-value cargos for the eastward passage, an advantage held by New York packets which shipped high value farm produce received from the Midwest via the Erie Canal. An attempt was made by Boston merchants to have the government fund the building of a railroad (horse-drawn) to deliver similar goods from Albany to Boston. The effort failed, leaving Boston packets with insufficient high-value cargos to ship directly to Liverpool, forcing them to sail first to Charleston for a cargo of cotton which was then shipped to Liverpool. This detour eliminated passengers for the east-bound voyage, again hurting the line’s profitability. Henry C. Mackay was “Boston’s” master, and may have been a share-holder. Given the size of the business (6 ships), he could hardly be ship master and a major owner, managing company business at sea. In 1830 he sailed from Boston to Charleston, where he took on a cargo of cotton for Liverpool. A few days out from Charleston, the ship was struck by lightning and burned on May 26, 1830. In 1830, the Boston & Liverpool Line ceased operating. 1830. Fitz Henry Lane  (1804–1865)   Alternative names Fitz Henry Lane (born Nathaniel Rogers Lane) Description American painter Date of birth/death 19 December 1804 14 August 1865 Location of birth/death Gloucester Gloucester Authority control : Q462404 VIAF: 47562039 ISNI: 0000 0000 8126 6169 ULAN: 500007673 LCCN: n50038734 WGA: LANE, Fitz Hugh WorldCat Fitz Henry Lane 1170 The Burning of the packet