Peabody and Co. traded a wide variety of commodities shipped on its own line of chartered wooden sailing vessels, called the Australian Line. The Sarah Scott for Adelaide, Southern Australia and Dunedin, New Zealand was issued by Henry W. Peabody and Co, of State Street, Boston. Actively involved in the China Trade, with its fleet of Schooners and Clippers, Henry W. Peabody was a company built on trust and reliability. In fact, Peabody was the first company to guarantee shipping dates for goods out of Boston.
Departing from Boston on December 31, 1880 you can imagine how the extreme clipper iron bark Sarah Scott managed the seas, as she was considered to be of the highest class! I'm sure sailing on the Sarah Scott would have been an interesting adventure!
Although 1880 has long since passed, vintage and antique nautical treasures still remain. This beauty was offered for auction and fetched $180.50, a nice sum compared to its original cost!
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