May Flint (bark)
Iron four masted vessel. Converted from the English steamer Persian Monarch. Built in 1880 in Scotland. 3576 tons. Sank in San Francisco Bay in 1900. Jim Gibbs, Pacific Square-riggers., p. 112.
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May Flint (bark)
A number of individuals and firms prominent in the shipping industry of the Pacific Northwest and San Francisco, combined as the California Shipping Co., purchased one of the world's largest sailing vessels, the 3,340-ton May Flint upon her arrival at Tacoma from Hong Kong in March. Her voyage was an extremely slow one, fears being entertained for her safety and reinsurance quoted at eight per cent. An iron vessel, built originally at Dumbarton in 1880 as the steamship Persian Monarch, the May Flint, rigged as a fourmasted bark, was capable of carrying about twice the cargo of the average British sailing vessel of the Northwest wheat fleets. The California Shipping Co. was organized the previous winter by William A. Mighell of San Francisco, who became president and manager of the firm, which in 1900 was rated as the most extensive owner of sailing vessels in the world. Principal stockholders were W. J. Gray, Roth, Blum & Co., Charles Boudrow, John Dolbeer, Bennett & Goodall, E. Kentfield, Pope & Talbot, Henr
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