Drawings For U.S.S. Congress & Revenue Cutter F
Drawings for U.S.S. Congress & Revenue Cutter Fessenden, lot of 2, includes inked drawing on onionskin paper entitled U.S.S. Steamer Congress Scale 1/5"= one foot being a foreshortened ink drawing of this naval vessel with bow and stern with decks in detail cross-section, 8.5" x 28", AND second ink drawing on heavy white paper entitled Deck plans of Revenue Stmr. Fessenden, 8.5" x 21.75".
The U.S.S. Congress was a Contoocook Class Clipper Screw Sloop, 290' x 41', armed with 14 nine inch guns and one or two 60-pounder Parrotts. Built in 1870 she lasted only six years because of poor quality hull construction. The Fessenden was a Chase Class side wheel steamer built for Great Lakes service at Cleveland in 1865 and was in operation until 1882.
1st with scattered foxing, 2nd with even toning, both VG.