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|Steamship SS Mount Savage. A Watercolor by Erik Heyl, prepared for use in his book "Early American Steamers", Volume III.
This steamer was chartered by the Navy in 1858 for the Paraguay expedition, purchased in 1859 and served as USS Mystic until sold in June 1865. She was the
civilian steamer SS General Custer in 1865-1868.
US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 66993. Courtesy of Erik Heyl.
|Ships of The Paraguay Squadron under way. Ships are from left to right:
USS Water Witch next the flag-ship
USS Sabine; next to
USS Fulton; behind Fulton is
USS Western Port (later USS Wyandotte); next is
USS Harriet Lane; behind Harriet Lane is
USS Supply; and next the bow of
Artist unknown. Image from Harper's Weekly, New York, 16 October 1858.
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