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The schooner R.R. Govin, still operating in 1933, dwarfed by a new skyscraper at 120 Wall Street

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The schooner R.R. Govin, still operating in 1933, dwarfed by a new skyscraper at 120 Wall Street
South Street Seaport Museum

IN CONTEXT

This object appears in the following sections:


The Connected City: New York, New York, 1920s
The Connected City: New York, New York, 1920s — Port Traffic

RELATED OBJECTS
Schooner C.C. Mengel, Jr. (model)


The schooner R.R. Govin dwarfed by a new skyscraper at 120 Wall Street
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
This photograph shows the four-masted schooner R.R. Govin in the shadow of a new building at 120 Wall Street in New York City. It is used in "America on the Move" to illustrate the last days of merchant sail amidst the modernity of 1930s New York.
Physical Description
Photograph
Details
Date Made:
1933
Dates Used:
1933 - 1933
Locations:
New York
Note:
Coastal waters from New York to Maine
History
The schooner R.R. Govin was built in 1919 in Linoleumville, NY. It was 186.5' long overall, with a 37' beam and 17.6' depth. Owned in 1933 by the Newtown Towing Co, located at Battery Place, NY, the vessel was employed in freight service between New York and Maine. By 1933, coasting schooners were an unusal site in a major urban harbor like New York and by 1935 the R. R. Govin was no longer listed in the merchant ship register.

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