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Hugo Stangenwald [Attributed to]
[Whaler] "Benjamin Tucker" in Honolulu
Ambrotype, 1/2 plate, cased
New Bedford Whaling Museum
© All rights reserved by New Bedford Whaling Museum, Catalog #: 2000.100.1824,
New Bedford Whaling Museum Summary [Accessed 26 October 2010]:
Bark "Benjamin Tucker" at anchor in harbor in Honolulu. On her return passage from the Arctic, "Benjamin Tucker" encountered a storm which damaged her rigging. Captain Spencer commissioned this ambrotype depicting the damage to send to the vessel's owners. It is one of the earliest known photographs of an American whaleship. Other ships can be seen on either side of photograph.