Freeman, Josiah

1873

Bark Ashore at Surfside

Bark Ashore at Surfside [Bark Minmaneuth Aground] (Nantucket)

DESCRIPTION: Stereoview photo by Nantucket photographer Joseph Freeman of the sailing bark Minmaneuth aground near Miacomet Pond on Nantucket's south shore. The vessel was enroute from Rio de Janiero to Boston with 4000 bags of coffee when she came ashore. The Minmaneuth was lightened of its load and refloated. The grounding had a positive result in that it prompted construction of a lifesaving station at Surfside beach. The stereoview shows passengers, shaded by parasols, sitting atop bags of coffee as they wait for the rest of the cargo to be unloaded.

The Nantucket Historical Association describes Freeman as the first of three great 19th century Nantucket photographers including Henry Wyer and Harry Platt. Josiah Freeman first opened a shop with David Coffin on the island in 1864 and remained in business until retirement in 1892. ( Historic Nantucket, Vol 35, no. 2 (Oct. 1987), p. 12-14)

CREATOR: Freeman, Josiah

PUBLICATION DATE: 1873

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Good  Slightly faded but otherwise quite sound with no folds, tears, or marks.

COLORING: None

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SIZE: 7 " x 3 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $220


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