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From: David Dixon <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] Ship "SARAH"
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 06:12:50 +1100
References: <COL108-W61CCB30CF278172E2F49EBE5C0@phx.gbl>
In-Reply-To: <COL108-W61CCB30CF278172E2F49EBE5C0@phx.gbl>

The best that I could find on cost, from

"Throughout the 1860s and 70s, wooden merchant vessels continued to be
built in the Maritimes at a relatively low cost (between $25 and $40 per
ton) as compared to iron steamships. From 1878 onward, however, the
supply of international shipping began to catch up with the demand,
freight rates fell, and the decline of wooden shipbuilding in Nova
Scotia began."


John Goold wrote:
> Hi listers,
> This is my first listing.
> I am seeking information on the ship SARAH, 488 tons. Built London 1819, owned by Mr. Thomas Weeding.
> She sailed mainly from London to Bombay, China and Batavia.
> Also sailed to Sydney, Australia in 1829 with Convicts, Hobart, Australia in 1837 with Convicts and Hobart, Australia with free female emigrants in 1835.
> Seeking any information I can on this ship, especially, some idea of what it would cost to build a ship of this size in 1819.
> John
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