The Smallest Boat that ever crossed the Atlantic Ocean!

New York: Ingersoll's Great American Boat and Oar Bazaar, circa 1867.

Broadside, lithographed on fine paper, 28 x 21 cm.

Across the Atlantic in just 35 days

Rare and fragile broadside celebrating an amazing short-handed crossing of the Atlantic. Captain Hudson accompanied only by his friend Fitch and his dog Fanny crossed the Atlantic in just 35 days in a steel-hulled 28-foot boat built as a miniature fully-rigged ship, just three feet wide. The epic crossing was long discounted as an exaggerated advertising stunt for Ingersoll's boat-selling business but recent research has proved Hudson's amazing claim and it has been rehabilitated as one of the epic early short-handed voyages.

Rare and fragile broadside celebrating an amazing short-handed crossing of the Atlantic. Captain Hudson accompanied only by his friend Fitch and his dog Fanny crossed the Atlantic in just 35 days in a steel-hulled 28-foot boat built as a miniature fully-rigged ship, just three feet wide. The epic crossing was long discounted as an exaggerated advertising stunt for Ingersoll's boat-selling business but recent research has proved Hudson's amazing claim and it has been rehabilitated as one of the epic early short-handed voyages.

The Red White and Blue sailed first to Margate and then crossed the channel and entered the Seine, becoming as this charming poster proclaims, 'the first full rigged ship that ever entered Paris from a foreign port; upon her entry into Paris, Capt. Hudson received a letter from the emperor Napoleon, appointing an interview, whereupon the Red White and Blue was accorded an honorary place in the grand Exposition'.

Price (AUD): $675.00  other currencies     Ref: #3808845

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