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Title: Our flag number, with 1197 flags in full colors and 300 additional illustrations in black and white
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: National Geographic Society (U.S.) McCandless, Byron, 1881- Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey, 1875-1966
Subjects: Flags — United States Flags
Publisher: Washington, National Geographic Society
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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newspapers. At the time of herloss she was in such good condition, she bade fair to outlast hercentury. The flag she first wore, though in shreds, is said tobe still in existence in New Bedford. In 1852, she was hauledupon the Fairhaven railway for repairs, but no essential im-provement or alteration in her model was ever made. 1 Mrs. P. A. Hanaford in her Field, Gunboat, Hospital, and Prison, helps to spreadand perpetuate Mrs. Farrars erroneous statement, and makes the further mistake ofcalling William Rotch the father of Mrs. Farrar, and the Maria a whale ship at thetime of her voyage to England. The pride and pleasure of the venerable owner of the Maria were all right, as he wasalso the owner of the Bedford, and both ships were commanded by Capt. Mooers. a The Maria, Wm. Mooers, master, sailed from Nantucket for London, 7th mo.4th, 1785. Wm. and Benj. Rotch, the father and brother of Wm. Rotch, Jun., onboard as passengers, going to establish the whale fishery from an English port.

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FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES. 215 After her voyage to London she was employed in the whalefishery, and for fifty or sixty years was owned by Samuel Rod-man of New Bedford and his descendants. Our illustrationrepresents her as she appeared in 1859.It is said there then stood to her credit0,000, and she had been of no expenseto her underwriters but once, and then onlyfor a trifling amount. She once made twovoyages to the Pacific within the shortspace of two years, returning each timewith a full cargo of oil. She concludedh/r first whaling voyage on the 26th ofSept., 1795, and sailed from New Bed-ford on her twenty-seventh and last whalingvoyage under our flag on the 29th of Sept.,1859. On these voyages she is credited The Maria 1859. . V7, . , , , r with having taken 24,419 barrels of sperm,and 134 barrels of whale oil. In 1856, a Mr. Hardhitch ofFairhaven, who sixty-four years before had assisted in makingher a suit of sails, was again employed on the same service forher. Feb. 24, 1863

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