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From: Sue Swiggum <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] The Ship "James Carson"
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 21:56:07 -0300
At 10:30 AM 2006-06-01 +1000, Keith Hazzard wrote:
>Could someone help me with more information on the above ship.
>My ancestor arrived in Melbourne, Australia in July 1854 as an unassisted
>passenger on this ship.
>I think it sailed from England.I would like to know what port, the Master
>& ship description please.
>Regards from Keith in a very frosty (Minus 5 degrees) Orange, NSW.
I checked the Sydney Shipping Gazette . .
Volume 11, Number 535 (24 July, 1854)
. . and learned that July 13th 1854, the JAMES CASON [sic] arrived at
Melbourne, from Liverpool. That portion of the paper is very faded, but I
was able to make it out. Unfortunately it doesn't include any more
details about the ship, Captain or passengers.
I then went to Gilbert Provost's website and found the details you were
looking for, ca. 1853
JAMES CARSON - 1853
Master: Captain J. Rainey
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in yellow metal in 1851; partly fastened with iron
Tonnage: 1,134 tons using old measurements and 1,189 tons using new
Construction: 1851 in Québec
Owners: Dunn & Sons
Port of registry: Belfast
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Australia