Pilot boat Ambrose Snow No 2
The Ambrose Snow,, was a 19th-century Sandy Hook pilot boat, built in 1888 from the C. & R. Poillon shipyard, for a group of New York Pilots.
On 13 May 1912, the pilot-boat Ambrose Snow, No. 2, sank after being struck by the Clyde line freighter Delaware, in the main ship channel in the Lower Bay of the New York Harbor in dense fog. There were no deaths. The Snow was raised and reentered pilot service.
A suit for collision was filed by the New York Sandy Hook Pilots' Association and owner of the pilot-boat Ambrose Snow in the New York district court on April 15, 1913, against the steamship Delaware, of the Clyde Steamship Company. The verdict was against the pilot-boat for going across the course of the steamer, instead of maintaining her course as required by pilot rules.
On 11 March 1915, the Ambrose Snow, No. 2, was one of only five remaining boats patroling the port of New York. They were the Ambrose Snow, No. 2, the Trenton, No. 4, the Washington, No. 5, the New York and the New Jersey pilot-boats.
General characteristics: Class and type: schooner Tonnage:140-tons TM Length: 92 ft 0 in (28.04 m) Beam: 21 ft 9 in (6.63 m) Depth:10 ft 0 in (3.05 m) Propulsion: Sail.
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Hubert Parry - Symphony No.3 in C-major "The English" (1889)
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