The sheet shows the profile and two decks of the steamship Starbuck; the plans for the decks show passenger accommodations, along with the dining saloon and other amenities. Hand drawn on vellum. "Pacific Mail Steamship Co.'s Steamer Starbuck"--title at top of sheet. No scale given. "Case No. 406s Sheet No. 5442s"--purple stamp, lower right corner, numbers in ms., in ink; stamp and the case number are the same as the one found on ephKMSP 006, indicating the origin of the drawing is Union Iron Works Co., San Francisco. The Starbuck was purchased in 1886 from William H. Starbuck of New York who had salvaged, renamed, and reflagged the vessel in 1885 after she had gone ashore at Moriches, Long Island; Pacific Mail overhauled her engine and hull in 1891; she was lost, without causalities, on February 28, 1899, after striking an uncharted rock off coast of Nicaragua. Focus of item: Starbuck.
Drawing ; image 36.9 x 77.7 cm (14 1/2 x 30 9/16 in.) ; overall 52 x 93.8 cm (20 1/2 x 36 15/16 in.)
Starbuck (Steamship : 1885-1899) Naval architecture--Designs and plans Passenger ships--United States--Design and construction Ships--19th century--Pictorial works Steamboat lines--United States Shipping--Pacific Ocean Steamboats--Design and construction Pacific Mail Steamship Company Plans, ship
John Haskell Kemble Collection Plans Vessels Prints and Ephemera, Huntington Digital Library