THE STEAMSHIP "ARIEL" IN THE THROUGH OF THE SEA. - THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN LUDLOW.

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The Steamship "Ariel" in the Through of the Sea. - The Death of Captain Ludlow.

Wood engraving, 1859.
Image size 9 1/8 x 13 3/4" (23.1 x 34.9 cm).
Good condition with modern hand color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95242
Price: $75.00
Publisher : Published by Harper's Weekly. Janurary 8, 1859.
On the December 9, 1858, the steamship Ariel found itself caught in a terrible storm. The cross-winds created a monster of the sea, and Captain Ludlow, with his first and second officers, stationed themselves forward of the pilot house in case their ship found itself in a state of emergency. A large wave later struck the Ariel, ripping the main hatch apart and casting debris in every which direction. Captain Ludlow was said to be found gravely injured, struck by the planks and timber. He died shortly thereafter in his cabin, after reportedly saying, "Tell the Commodore I died at the post of duty." 18th-19th Century Subjects , Marine , Steam