Ship Name

Alert

Type

brig

Origins/Provenance

Boston

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1830

Home Waters

Boston-California

Function

Commercial

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Hull

Wood

Crew

25

Historical Note

Vessel on which Richard Henry Dana, Jr. affected his homeward passage from California in 1836; much preferred to outward bound Pilgrim. Owned by Brtyant, Sturgis & Co.

Related People

Dana, Jr., Richard Henry

Related Source

Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea