Photograph of ss Boston Canada United States

ss Boston
ss Boston

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/0074

Name: ss Boston; Cambridge, from 1917

Built: Alexander Stephen & Sons, Linthouse, Govan

Owners: Yarmouth Steamship Company, Nova Scotia; Dominion Atlantic Railway Co., Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1901; Boston & Yarmouth Steamship Co., 1912; US Shipping Board, 1917

Type: passenger; cargo

Status: scrapped, 1922

The photograph is part of a collection of ship portraits dating from the 1880s taken by James Adamson, a photographer from Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. His collection is one of the most comprehensive of sailing and steam ship photographs of the period. Most of the pictures were taken just after the ships were completed.