Benjamin Rush, 1828
Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), one of the founding fathers and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was a well-known physician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, gaining fame studying mental illnesses. He was also a writer, humanitarian, and public figure. He served as the Treasurer of the U.S. Mint from 1797 to 1813.
TYPE/RIG/CLASS: Revenue Boat
LAUNCHED: 13 September 1828
DISPLACEMENT: 39 tons
Sometimes incorrectly referred to as the Richard Rush, Benjamin Rush was a small revenue boat stationed at the District of Presque Isle, Eire, Pennsylvania.
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