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Joseph Dollar

The Joseph dollar setting sails while leaving Cape Flattery in 1929, bound for Shanghai on her last trip ever. She's a "bald header", nothing above double topgallants; but with the dramatic lighting, and bowing slightly to the swell, she still cuts a fine figure.
A four-masted steel barque built as Schuerbek in 1902 by J. Reid & Co., Glasgow, Yard No. 324. Dimensions 89,52×13,12×7,51 meters [293'9"×43'1"×24'8"] and tonnage 2409 GRT and 2266 NRT for Knöhr & Burchard, Hamburg.
In 1914 interned at Santa Rosalia, Mexico, at the outbreak of the First World War. 1921 sold to Dollar Co., San Francisco, and renamed Joseph Dollar.
In 1929 she sailed from Tacoma to Shanghai with a cargo of wood and was there rigged down to a hulk.

(I believe Cape Flattery to be on the port side when leaving Juan de Fuca, what we are seeing to be Vancouver Island, but perhaps is it still correct to be saying "leaving Cape Flattery". You don't leave a strait, only a promontory?)

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stein,
Since joining SN, I've picked up so much from your explanations about rigging. Cheers.
 

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First photo, I ever seen of a Dollar ship. I don´t think they ever sailed. And why would a big steamer comp. like Robert Dollar by old sailing ship?
Torben.
 

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He had a few: John Ena, Janet Dollar, Mary Dollar, Joseph Dollar, Reinbeck, William Dollar, James Dollar, and David Dollar I believe were all sailing ships in his ownership. I suppose they carried timber mainly?
Here's the John Ena, and then you've seen one more: http://www.jbc.gen.nz/ships/shipages/picspgs/johnena.htm
 

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