Re: [TSL] "Electric" Hamburg to Melbourne 1856
Ainslie via <> on 01/18/2015

Far m0re likely that the ship w0uld be called "Electra" than 
'electric'!!   (when was electricity disc0vered?!!)

The fl0wing c0pperplate handwriting 0f that era c0uld easily be mistaken 
by transcribers in this day and age as reading 'Electric' and it's easy 
t0 see why the m0dern w0rd electric 0riginated - my dicti0nary states 
the name Electra means sparkling!!!

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