Passenger Receipt, Second Cabin, William A. Adams & Dog [158884]

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Passenger Receipt, Second Cabin, William A. Adams & Dog [158884]
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This item SOLD at 2022 Dec 03 @ 10:18UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
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Second Cabin passenger receipt recovered from the S.S. Central America shipwreck for William A. Adams, 27, of Maryland, and his dog. There is no record of what he was doing in California, but he boarded August 20, 1857, for New York. He survived by diving head-first into the ocean and coming up behind a rescue boat sent from the Marine, then slipping into it unnoticed. He and the other passengers were constantly bailing out the small boat as waves constantly washed overboard. No word on the survival of his dog. By 1860 he was a carpenter in Harve de Grace, Maryland. He enlisted with other family members in the Union Army in 1863. After rising to Corporal, he was demoted to Private when he was discharged, never to be heard from again.

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Provenance: SS Central America Collection