Powhattan (1854)
The Powhattan or Powhatan was a United States ship that is best remembered as one of the worst New Jersey shipwrecks in terms of loss of life. The number of victims varies according to sources between 200 and 365.
The Powhattan was an emigrant ship (sea transport) of 598 tons gross. It was registered as a new vessel on February 2, 1837 with W. Graham as owner and D. Griffith as master (captain). The ship was built in Baltimore, Maryland in 1836–1837 and made several trips across the Atlantic from England, France and the Netherlands to the ports of Baltimore and New York .
About the first of March 1854, the Powhattan sailed from the port of Le Havre, France destined for New York City. It was carrying more than 200 German emigrants. After encountering a storm off the New Jersey coast it went aground about 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 1854 on the shoals near Beach Haven, New Jersey, (Latitude 39 33 00 North −74 13 00 West ), about six miles south of the Harvey Cedars Lifesaving Station [8]. The ship remained afloat until the following day, April 16, 1854 whereupon it broke apart resulting in the deaths of the entire crew and passengers. At the time of the accident, the ship was commanded by Captain James Meyers (or Myers) of Baltimore. [9]. The victims washed onto the beach as far south as Atlantic City, where they were buried in three cemeteries. Fifty-four were interred in a mass grave at Smithville Methodist Church and 45 were buried in Absecon. The majority of the bodies, about 140, washed ashore at Peahala on Long Beach Island. These victims were buried in pauper's graves in the Baptist cemetery in nearby Manahawkin.The cemetery now includes "The Unknown from the Sea" monument erected by the State of New Jersey in 1904 honoring all the victims of the Powhattan shipwreck [10] [11].) The Powhattan disaster served as an impetus for the purchase of the site for the Absecon Light house later in 1854. [12] [13]

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The Powhatan Tragedy
On 16 April 1854, the packet ship Powhatan sank off the coast of New Jersey in a severe storm. (This was less than five months after Herman Joseph Meiring ...
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Never Enough History: Abondon Ship! The Powhattan Sinking
Aug 5, 2012 ... Between its launching in 1837 and sinking in 1854, only ten known trips were made between the states and European ports. The Powhattan ...
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The Perry Mission to Japan, 1853-1854
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William Gerald Beasley, 2002
February 12th 1854 During this day, weather cold, squally with rain. Endeavoring to get the ship off. At 11 The U. S Steam Ships Susquehanna, Powhattan, and Mississippi hove in sight and stood towards us. Vandalia made gen Signals to ...
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1855
7626. From Powhattan to Batesville, and back, once a week. Bidders' names. Sum per annum. Wm. J. Hassell $372. . Arendole & Campbell 439. D. L" Halt 349 . Lvman D. Stickney 490. *** Z.' Roberts 297 50, horse, ***. Accepted May 13, 1854.
Norfolk & Western's Powhatan Arrow
Norfolk & Western's Powhatan Arrow
Thomas W. Dixon Jr., 2010
Complete history of N&Ws post-WWII flagship train, including the first equipment of 1946, the competely re-equipped train of 1949, with details on all the cars and motive power. Included in the book is a general album of the train during its life over the entire N&W system. Text gives a detailed history of the train from concept to retireme...
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United States. Government Printing Office, 1855
Contract made with Z. Roberts, dated May 13, 1854, at $297 50: to commence July 1 1854, and to expire June 30, 1858. Leave Powhattan Monday at 7 a. m ; arrive at Batesville next day by 11 a. m. Leave Batesville Tuesday at 1 p. ш. ; arrive ...
Powhatan's Mantle: Indians in the Colonial Southeast, Revised and Expanded Edition
Powhatan's Mantle: Indians in the Colonial Southeast, Revised and Expanded Edition
Gregory A. Waselkov, Peter H. Wood and M. Thomas Hatley, 2006
Considered a classic study of southeastern Indians, Powhatan’s Mantle demonstrates how ethnohistory, demography, archaeology, anthropology, and cartography can be brought together in fresh and meaningful ways to illuminate life in the early South. In a series of provocative original essays, a dozen leading scholars show how diverse Native Americans...
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