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From: "Robin's wool" <>
Subject: [TSL] Britannia 1870
Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2007 08:53:12 +0000
The Britannia arrived in New York on 15th October 1870.
On board were James Martin HIRD and his six children. His 3 year old
daughter told my cousin that they were 6 weeks at sea.
This seems to be too long.
What was the normal journey time for Britannia thenon the route Glasgow
Moville New York?
Is there any evidence of this being a long journey in Oct 1870?
Ps All six children survived and James celebrated his 50th wedding
anniversary in1909 so plenty of time to tell the tale of the family
Robin and Margaret McEwen-King