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Description - The Paddle Steamer "BLOCK ISLAND" sailing off Rhode Island.

Date - early 1900's
Size in mm (approx) - 138 x 89
Publisher - H.C. Leighton Co., Portland, ME. Manufacturers of Postal Cards
Publisher's Card No. No. 887
Un-used: Undivided back. The stamp box is printed "Place the stamp here. One cent for United States and Island Possessions, Cuba, Canada, and Mexico"
Condition - Excellent condition all round - Made in Germany
Further Information -  The ship was ordered in 1882 by the New London Steamboat Company from Robert Palmer & Sons (Shipbuilders). Her regular journey was between Block Island and various places on the coast of Connecticut & Rhode Island in America. She is reported to have been turned into temporary housing, and a canteen in 1915 and continued this way until she was taken to Dyers Island and destroyed by fire in 1930.


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