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



Roman Emperor, 739 tons, Captain Dewar, sailed 1st October, 1859, arrived 27th January. Passengers, 213.

John Lawson, barque, Captain Bell, sailed 30th October, 1859, arrived 8th February.

Ambrosine, 437 tons, Captain Parsons, sailed 29th October, 1859, arrived 15th February. This barque sailed from London two days after the wreck of the Royal Charter, and met with terrific gales in the Channel. Shipping generally suffered severe damage during these gales. The barque sailed finally from Ushant on. 9th November, and made a run of 29 days to the Equator. Captain Parsons reported heavy gales throughout the voyage.

Persia, Captain Smith, sailed 1st May, arrived 17th September, after a rough passage of 139 days.

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Gananoque, 785 tons, Captain Norris, sailed 14th February, arrived 9th May. Crossed the Line in 21 days and arrived in port 85 days from the Docks, landing 215 passengers.

Harwood, Captain Forsayth, sailed 2nd September, arrived 14th December.