Last of the Great East India Fleet (Clipper Ship Mindoro)
Last of the Great East India Fleet (Clipper Ship Mindoro)

MAARTEN PLATJE (born 1967)

Last of the Great East India Fleet (Clipper Ship Mindoro)

c. 2007 Netherlands

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The Mindoro was launched in 1864. Built at Boston for Silsbee, Pickman & Allen of Salem. She was the last of the great East India fleet, which, for over 100 years, had represented Salem merchants and the American flag. She was also one of three ships which were specially built by John Taylor for the Philippine hemp trade. These were the Sooloo, Panay and Mindoro. Pictures, photographs, and the lines of these three ships can be seen at the Peabody Museum, Salam.

Her first captain was Charles H. Allen, Jr., who had her for three voyages. The Mindoro sailed regularly to the East until 1893. On her arrival back to Boston in that year she was wed to Salem and laid up alongside Derby wharf until April, 1894, when she was sold and towed to New York, where she was converted into a coal barge.

The Mindoro, rated as a “medium clipper,” was the last tall ship to carry cargo into Salem Harbor.

The commercial firm of Silsbee, Pickman & Allen became active in 1798 and continued in business until 1898. It was this association who carried on the tradition of Salem’s East Indies trade well beyond the Golden Age, even though not bringing shiploads of Chinese and Indian luxury goods directly back to Salem. Market demands changed over the course of the nineteenth century and the firm, in true Salem fashion, adapted to the times.
Dimensions
Height 27.50 inch (69.85 cm)
Width 39.00 inch (99.06 cm)
Medium
oil on canvas
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