Davy Jones Locker
SS New York sunk in 1846





Coin Details

Item Description: 8R 1825NG M SS NEW YORK
Full Grade: NGC
Owner: jim hawkins

Set Details

Custom Sets: Davy Jones Locker
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.
Research: NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

The S.S. New York was an elegant 160 foot side-wheel steamship, complete with a wooden-hull and built in its namesake city in 1837. In the fateful year of 1846, the S.S. New York set sail from Galveston, Texas at 4:00 pm on September 5th with 53 passengers and crew on board. Captain John D. Phillips maneuvered the rough winds and an even rougher sea the first night out. After barely making 50 miles, the ship found itself in the path of a major hurricane.Only 36 souls aboard the S.S. New York survived by holding on to ship debris for two days until they were rescued by the S.S. Galveston. The S.S. New York was lost to the sea, taking the lives of 17 people, including five children. Also lost in the shipwreck was some thirty to forty thousand dollars in U.S. gold coins, U.S. silver coins, and bank notes as reported in insurance reports and manifests.

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