The American packet ship Guy Mannering of the Black Star Line in two positions, entering the Mersey River with Perch Rock Fort and lighthouse in the distance oil on canvas 32 x 48 in. (81.2 x 121.9 cm.)
Exhibited: The Peabody Essex Museum; Salem, Massachusetts Across the Western Ocean: American Ships by Liverpool Artists, 1995.
The ship Guy Mannering was built by the William H. Webb, New York, for Robert L. Taylor and Nathaniel W. Merrill's line (called in Liverpool the "Black Star Line") of sailing packets between New York and Liverpool, and launched in March 1849. The name Guy Mannering was derived from a novel published by Sir Walter Scott in 1815. She served from 1849 until 1866, when she was wrecked on the west coast of the Scottish island Iona, with the loss of 17 lives.
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