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



Ben Ledi, 1056 tons, Captain Boyd, sailed January 31st, arrived May 13th. The captain was congratulated for bringing the ship into port without assistance on a very boisterous night. The ship originally left on January 27th. Two days later she encountered a heavy gale. Four men and an apprentice went on to the jibboom to save a jib that had been blown away. A heavy sea struck the ship, and washed three of the sailors and the boy from the boom overboard, and, although the ship was hove-to and boats lowered, no sign was seen of them. The ship put back to the Downs for more hands.

City of Madras, 999 tons, Captain Grainger, sailed April 14th, arrived July 12th. 39 passengers.