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Hotz collection: Guangzhou, Kin-Shan ca. 1870

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Hotz collection: Guangzhou, Kin-Shan ca. 1870

Dear reader,

The Kin-Shan steamer was used between Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau. Do you know who made this photo?

Kind regards,


Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Saturday, January 1, 1870


This photograph was included in an illustrated  catalogue for an exhibition presented by Horstmann & Godfrey Ltd entitled "Old Photographs of Chinese Cities 1865-1912" in January 1995 at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. The caption reads ' The paddle steamer KIN SHAN moored at Wuzhou Fu, a treaty port on the West River branch of the Pearl River. Albumen print mounted on card, circa 1880.'

The KIN SHAN (in service 1865-1882) 850gt wooden paddle steamer - walking beam steam engine

Fabricated by Roosevelt & Joyce New York for Capt. James B. Endicott. 3/1863 sections arrived in China and ownership transfered to Augustine Heard & Co. Launched 30/10/1863. 11/1863 entered Hong Kong / Canton trade.

10/1865 transfered to Hong Kong, Canton & Macao Steamboat Company

25/08/1882 registry closed on sale for breaking up.

Reference: Beancaker to Boxboat - H.W. Dick & S.A. Kentwell

ISBN 0 9599079 3 9

Much appreciated dekahgk!