The items in this collection, SPARTAN (built 1874; ship, 3m) papers (SAFR 13563, HDC 18) are a ship register and a list of
crew members both dated 1897. The collection is available for use without restriction.
The SPARTAN was built in 1874 in East Boston, Massachusetts, in the yard of Robert E. Jackson. The vessel was of a type known
as a "Half Clipper," or "Down Easter," a class of medium sized clipper ships built in the northeast states, and was rated
at 1,448 tons. The ships dimensions were 207' x 40' x 24'. She was built for J. Henry Sears of Boston. The ship had a memorable
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