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White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885



Durham, Captain Sexton, sailed 29th November, 1872, arrived 4th March—passengers, 70.

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Edinburgh Castle, 627 tons, Captain H. Cape, sailed 4th December, 1872, arrived 14th May. When off Beachy Head the ship collided with the brigantine Fergus, carrying away some of her fore rigging, top gallant bulwarks and anchor stock. The brigantine was also damaged. The Edinburgh Castle put back to Deal for repairs, sailing again on the 28th December. She struck a heavy gale off Eddystone Lighthouse and had to put back to Portland. She made her final start on 24th January.