Constantine

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Constantine (#) (-1898)


In the News~

September 21, 1873 [SBDMT]: “The steamer Constantine arrived at this port yesterday from Santa Cruz Island where she took on board a cargo of wool, 60 tons. She left for San Francisco in the afternoon.”


September 27, 1873 [SBSWT]: “The steamer Constantine arrived at this port yesterday from Santa Cruz Island where she took on board a cargo of wool, 80 tons. She left for San Francisco in the afternoon.”


March 12, 1874 [SBDP]: “The Constantine sailed at 8 A.M., taking 71 bales of wool and tons of other freight for San Francisco: forty-eight bales of this wool belonged to the Pacific Wool Growing Company, and twenty-three bales to the Santa Cruz Island Company.”


June 16, 1879 [SBDP]: “The steamer Constantine is being repaired, and will shortly take the Board of United States Engineers upon a cruise up the Northern Coast. The object of the cruise will be to determine the most eligible site for the much talked of Harbor of Refuge.”


March 13, 1880 [SBDP]: “Captain Weber, of San Francisco, came down on the Constantine last evening. The Captain is here for the purpose of procuring twenty sea lions, which are designed for the Eastern market.”


June 5, 1880 [SBDP]: “Captain Hanna, an old veteran in the Coast service, brought the Constantine down on her last trip.”


May 27, 1881 [SBDP]: “J. B. Joyaux, superintendent of Santa [Cruz] Island, arrived from San Francisco by the Constantine this morning. He will go to the island on the schooner Star of Freedom tomorrow.”


October 19, 1881 [SBDP]: “The Constantine is expected to call at Santa Cruz Island for wool in a few days.”


July 4, 1898: “On July 4, 1898 the steamer Constantine broke up and sank while in tow of the South Portland, a total loss of $ 37,000.” [Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1898; H.W. McCurdy, Marine History of the Pacific Northwest., p. 41.]