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From: (Harry Dodsworth)
Subject: Death on the Sagadahock, 1853
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 01:01:10 -0400 (EDT)


I rarely see details of sailings to Boston but this was in the NYT.
The disease was cholera; the NYT had articles on October 25 about
cholera on emigrant ships (the Sagadahock was mentioned) and on
October 26 about the value of quarantine, and about the need for
surgeons on emigrant ships..

New York Times, October 21, 1853, page 4 (microfilm)
The Mortality on Board the Ship Sagadadock.

BOSTON, Thursday, Oct. 20
The schooner Clara M Porter, arrived at Beverley, reports being
boarded on the 13th October, in lat. 42, long. 64, by a mate from the
ship Sagadahock, from Gottenburg, bound to Boston, on which the number
of deaths had increased to 70; but good health was then reestablished.

Harry Dodsworth Ottawa Ontario Canada

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