March 17: William Hayes and the Ship “Rainbow”

Click image to expand

March 17

On this date in 1848 the speedy clipper ship Rainbow set sail, captained by William Hayes on what he planned to be his last voyage before his retirement, bound for Valparaiso and China. The ship, captain, and crew were never seen or heard from again. Hayes’s cenotaph is at Green-Wood.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.