COLUMBIA 1871

James Edward Buttersworth - Columbia Vs. Livonia Off Sandy HookColumbia, owned by Franklin Osgood, was a centre-board vessel 107.11 feet over all, 96 feet on the water-line, 25.1 feet beam, 8.3 depth and 6 feet draft without her board. She was built in 1871 by J. B. Van Deusen, and was specially adapted to light and moderate breezes.
Skippered by Andrew J. Comstock, Columbia won the first two 1871 races against Livonia.

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The Final Voyage of the PortlandThe Final Voyage of the Portland

On November 27, 1898, the steamer Portland departed Boston for her scheduled run to Portland, Maine. She was never seen again. That evening a storm arose in the waters off New England. Before it abated the following day, hundreds of vessels and shore properties were damaged.

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