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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Captain James White

Captain James White, master of the barquentine “Alexa,” was born in the year 1867, in Timaru, where he was educated at the high school. He afterwards spent three years in his father's office, and at twenty years of age went to sea in the “Ganymede.” After serving his apprenticeship he was made second mate, and subsequently resigned to take a similar position on one of Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company's ships. He then transferred to a large steamer trading in the Black page 619 Sea, and retained this appointment for five years, as second and first mate. He next joined the s.s. “Westralia,” on her maiden voyage to Australia, in the position of first mate. Captain White left the vessel at Sydney, entered the employment of Messrs. A. Hatrick and Company as master of the “St. Kilda,” and in 1904 took command of the “Alexa.”

The “Alexa.”

The “Alexa.”