A ship that is propelled by a steam engine.
- The Suez Canal, opened in 1869, shortened the route east for steamships, although sailing ships still went by the Cape.
- As steamships gradually replaced sailing vessels the demand for ropes was reduced and by 1890 the flax mill was closed.
- Certainly it is known that in 1901 he was based in Hong Kong and he refloated the steamship München which had run aground on Yap, Caroline Islands.
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