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White Wings Vol I. Fifty Years Of Sail In The New Zealand Trade, 1850 TO 1900

Ships Of Various Lines

page 326

Ships Of Various Lines.

Clippers and Otherwise—Some Famous Names—Craft with Interesting Careers.

In addition to the ships that have been given under the headings devoted to the Shaw, Savill, and Albion Co. and the New Zealand Shipping Co., there were trading to New Zealand a number of vessels that belonged to other lines, such as the White Star, the Black Ball, Houlder Bros., Willis, Gann and Co., and others. This list of what we may call "outsiders" contains the names of such famous craft as the Blue Jacket, the Red Jacket, and the Simoon, and also includes the names of much humbler craft, but which nevertheless brought out many of our early settlers, and are therefore still remembered in many New Zealand homes by the descendants of these pioneers. I have also been compelled to include in this list some few ships that were omitted from the Shaw, Savill and New Zealand Shipping Co. lists. Many of the vessels here dealt with had interesting careers, and while I have not been able to make the record as complete as I could have wished, enough has been rescued from oblivion to bring before the descendants of the pioneers the picturesque days before steam had quite driven sail from the ocean.