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Subject depicts the Jura, a ship that served as a Mail Ship for the Allan Line. The Jura has three masts with sails and one funnell with smoke coming out of it. People are visible on the deck of the ship. In the background are two other ships in the wavy water.
The Jura was built by J&G Thomson, Glasgow in 1854 for the Cunard Line. It was launched on June 27, 1854; became a Crimean War transport. The Allan Line purchased the Jura in late 1861, early 1862, and performed Liverpool-Canada runs. On November 3, 1864 the Jura was wrecked in the River Mersey.
Item is glued to a secondary support; the support is hinged to a tertiary support and has a window mat.
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