|Owners:||Red Bank line, New York City|
|Builders:||Allaire Works, New York City|
|Fate:||Wrecked off Hatteras in 1837|
|Length:||220 feet (67 m)|
|Beam:||22 feet (6.7 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 paddles amidship|
|Number of Passengers:||90|
The Home was built for Mr. James B. Allaire, of New York City, a ship of 537 tons (487,158 kg), 220 feet (67 m) long and with a beam of 22 feet (7 m), propelled by two paddle-wheels mounted amidship. Like other ships of its day, the Home had masts, sails, and rigging as well.
On Saturday, October 7, 1837 the Home set out from New York City bound for Charleston, South Carolina with about 90 passengers and 40 crew on board. The Home had only made two voyages to Charleston prior to this voyage. The Home struck a sandbar off the New Jersey coast. Unaware of the extent of the damage, her captain proceeded on schedule to Charleston when it encountered the 1837 Racer's Storm and started taking on water as she rounded Cape Hatteras. She was put aground to ride out the developing storm. Before rescue operations could be effected the next day, the Home was torn to pieces by the surf and 90 lives were lost.
The Home had been originally constructed for river trade, but converted into a passenger liner. The ship’s interior was paneled in deep mahogany and cherry wood with skylights, saloons, and luxurious passenger quarters.