This photograph of the County of Roxburgh was taken by Henry W. Livingston, of Philadelphia and it is assumed to have been taken in the channel of Philadelphia harbor.

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"Logging Down for the Night - The County of Roxburgh"

it was awarded the gold medal at The Bolles Yachting and Marine Studios in Paris 1900.

The crew is bringing up the sails while three sailors are wrapping the masts, precariously balanced high atop the main mast. Without engines or large screws to reverse or power such a large ship, Captain and crew relied completely upon the sails for maneuvering, using very slow and methodical adjustments - lowering certain sails to make certain moves and bringing up sails to slow it down. In this photoprint this ship could be as much as three to five miles away from the dock or anchoring. Once anchored, small boats pulled and maneuvered them to the pier for unloading, much like tugboats do today.

Harry Kilbride discoved this beautiful and haunting photo over 35 years ago in a junk store in Seattle. Ducking in for shelter from a rain storm, he sifted through stacks of old photos while waiting for the rain to let up. Having been a Bosun's mate in the Navy in years prior, he had seen many sailing vessels at sea, so his appreciation of this photo was immediate. Now a resident of Arizona, "Logging Down for the Night" hangs framed in his home and many a guest has heard the tale of her final voyage.