Recto: in graphite, upper left: Loading the Montreal - July 17-1866; in graphite, upper right: July 17- / ./66; in graphite, lower center: July 17 -1866.
By 1949, C. Richard Whittmore, House of Whittemore, Westboro, MA; 1950, sold by Whittmore to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893–d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1964, bequest of Karolik to the MFA. (Accession date: November 4, 2009)
Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875