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From: (Harry Dodsworth)
Subject: Re: [TSL] Ship Aristides
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 00:54:51 -0400 (EDT)
Velda Meadows <> asked about the Bark
Aristides, particularly the voyage arriving at New York on June 24,
Here is the arrival report: New York Times, June 21, 1858
Arrived New York, Sunday, June 20
Bark Aristides, (Han.,) [captain] Swedenburg, Bremen 58 ds.,
with mdse. and 258 passengers to [agent] Stanton & Ruger. Had three
deaths on the passage.
[The same report listed the fastest crossing ever from Britain to
New York; by the steamer Vanderbilt, about 12 days.]
Two other voyages of the Aristides are mentioned in TSL archives.
Here are the arrival reports for those voyages.
New York Times, December 11, 1857
Arrived New York, December 10
Bark Aristides, (Han.,) [captain] Siedenburg, Bremen 33 ds.,
with mdse. and 269 passengers to [agent] Stanton & Rugur.
New York Times, March 31, 1867
Arrived New York, March 30
Bark Aristides, (Hanov.,) [captain] Brummerhop, Havre 55 ds.,
with mdse. and 98 passengers to [agent] Boyd & Hincken. Came the
Southern passage; fore part of passage had strong N.W. gales; latter
part strong N.E. winds. March 16, lat 30 36 lon 72, saw a vessel's
spar with rigging attached, apparently not long in the water. Has
had two deaths on the passage.
I think this Aristides was the vessel built as the Troy, by
Brown and Bell in New York as far back as 1834. However American
registers on the Mystic Seaport site list that vessel as a ship
(not a bark) which was sold to Bremen and later Hamburg owners
while this bark was of Hanoverian registry.
The American Lloyd's Register for 1870 lists the Aristides twice;
once as a ship and once as a bark with trivial differences in the
As to variations in the spelling of names on passenger lists, this
was very common.
Harry Dodsworth Ottawa Ontario Canada