Charles Cooper

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Charles Cooper

The Last Emigrant Ship

National Museums Liverpool


April 1st, 2003





The Charles Cooper of 1856 was a packet ship sailing between New York and Antwerp. Many European emigrants were carried on the return voyage to seek a better life in the United States. After 1859, there were ‘tramping’ voyages around the world until 1866 when the Charles Cooper was declared unseaworthy at Stanley in the Falkland Islands, and remained there as a storage hulk. This book records the ship’s history – its construction, travels and ultimate fate.

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