Mark Twain took passage on the USM Quaker City on June 8, 1867
A SHIP SAIL's TO THE HOLY LAND
Built in 1864 in the Philadelphia Navy Yard as the USS QUAKER CITY;
The Quaker City left New York City bound for Europe on June 8, 1867, where she was the scene of some of the tales related
by Mark Twain in his book The Innocents Abroad. The steamer was sold and renamed Columbia in 1869, then,
after joining the Haitian Navy in the same year, became Mont Organisé. Sold again in February 1871,
she was renamed République, but was lost at sea off Bermuda later in that month.
TYPICAL SIDE WHEEL
An image of TWAIN's CABIN in the movie "The Innocents Abroad"