hello - I saw you message while searching for "American Congress"
My family arrived in the USA from London on two seperate trips - both on the American Congress - actually 3 seperate family trips were made to the USA from London - all on teh American Congress.
I do hav some info on the ship - only gathered from an article - when she was lost at Sea in 1872 on her way back to London -
She made an average of 3 round trips from London to New York, each year.
The ships of this line - popularly known as the :Swallow-tail" from the peculiliar shape of their flag.
It was built in New Castle, ME in 1849, her dimensions being - length 162 feet; breadth 34 feet, depth of hold 23 feet; tonnage 900
She was full ship rigged and rated at 1.3 in the American Lloyds and A1.3 in the French Lloyds.
Her exact value cannot be estimated (at the time of her disappearance)
THe cargo consisting of wheat, flour, oil cake tobacco and resin, was valued at 70,000.00.
Again this from an article in the New Yoprk Times /Feb 16 1873.
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