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Champion, on which Peleg and Pardon Brown sailed from New York to Panama in
||iron-hulled side wheel steamer, USA
||1859, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
||234 x 31 feet, 1419 gross tons, 55 passengers and crew
||Friday, November 7, 1879, collision with sailing ship Lady
Octavia, 28 casualties.
Click here for an
interesting overview of the Panama Isthmus trip and the
first steamship on that route, California, built by
William H. Webb.
William H. Webb was the son of Sally
Webb's cousin, therefore the 2nd cousin of William Henry
Holly. William Henry Holly worked as a ship carpenter
in Brooklyn for a number of years in the 1840's until the
early 1850's, and supposedly sailed to the Orient. We
wonder if his apprenticeship was arranged through the
connections with William H. Webb's father.