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American Clipper Ship Viking


1863 - 1966

This tablet rests on a caps-
tan from the American 
clipper ship VIKING which 
was wrecked on this island on 
June 4, 1863, being bound for 
San Francisco, U.S.A. from 
Hong Kong, China. Through 
the intervention of the local 
authorities and the hospitality 
of the islanders, the lives of 
the 25 crew and 460 Chinese 
passengers were saved. 
In recognition of the many acts 
of friendship, this plaque was 
sponsored by the Old Dart-
mouth Historical Society and 
Whaling Museum in New 
Bedford, Massachusetts.

Built: 1833 VIKING lost: 1863 

Submitted by @whalingmuseum

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