|Re: [TSL] Liverpool "Liver Line" of packets|
|Susan Swiggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 02/12/2014|
I guess you found this on TROVE ... /South Australian Register/, Tuesday
21 September 1852 p. 3
> American Shipping. --- By the /New York Journal of Com//merce,/ 7th
> June, we find it advertised that the Liverpool Liver Line of packets
> to Australia will be dispatched as under, sailing about the 5th and
> 20th of every month --- Lady Head, 1350 tons ; Emigrant, 1100 tons ;
> Bell Carrigg, 1350 tons ; Sea, 1300 tons ; Reliance, 1300 ; Thames,
> 1350 ; Flora, 1250 tons ; Argyle, 1000 tons ; Waterlily, 1000 tons ;
> Fanny, 1400 tons ; James T. Foord, 1300 tons ; Ann Thompson, 800 tons.
> These ships are all first-class, and sail remarkably fast ; they have
> handsome poop cabins with spacious and lofty accommodations. The
> between decks are fitted up in a very superior manner for the comfort
> and convenience of passengers, each compartment being separated by
> substantial bulkheads, well lighted and ventilated. All the rooms are
> enclosed, and each family can have a separate one if required. An expe
> rienced surgeon is attached to each ship, and they will be dispatched
> under the inspection of Her Majesty's Emigration Agent. Rates of
> passage, including provisions : --- First cabin, £45 ; second, £25 ;
> third, £16 ; steerage, £13. Children under 14 years, half price. The
> first of those vessels has already arrived, and with reference to the
> others, we may safely say that they are only a very small beginning of
> what will follow. The enterprise of "Jonathan" is a sufficient
> guarantee for this.
The only LADY HEAD I am aware of is the steam-ship which sailed between
Pictou and Quebec in the 1850-1860's .... probably named for this Lady
Head "His Excellency Sir Edmund Head, Governor-General, and son, Lady
Head and daughter " ... he was Governor-General of Canada from 1854 to
1861 and before that Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick 1848-1854. He
ended up as governor of the Hudson Bay Company 1863-1868. (Interesting
However, I also found this one ...
Vessel Name: LADY HEAD Official No.: 9016899
Former Name: Nationality: Canadian
Constructed Date: 1851
City: Kingston Province: New Brunswick Country: Canada
Registered Date: 1852
City: Saint John Province: New Brunswick
Rigging Style: Ship
Gross Tonnage: 868
Tonnage Net: No. of Galleries:
Length: Hull Build:
Breadth: Type of Stern:
Depth: Hull Material:
Propulsion: Figurehead?: N
Source Reference: Public Archives - ** RG 42 Volume 1346, ** Original
References Vol.# 135 Reel # C-385/C-386 Page # 137.
Remarks: Transferred to Liverpool.
It rather seems that this might be the vessel mentioned in the article.
They used to grossly exaggerate the 'tonnage' in these types of
articles, so it _may_ also be your SEA. :-}
I cannot find another reference to the shipping line, so likely it was a
limited venture, or was possibly renamed. "Liver Line" doesn't sound
too appealing. This was curious
> The enterprise of "Jonathan" is a sufficient guarantee for this.
I wonder whether this Jonathan was an investor?
The LADY HEAD arrived at Melbourne from Liverpool on August 27 1852, but
those arrivals are missing. I was hoping to find some comment. The
EMIGRANT arrived August 29th ... but it only says "The Emigrant,
another of the Liverpool liners has brought a large number of
passengers, all in good health ...."
On 2/11/2014 8:36 PM, Robert McKenzie wrote:
> G'day List
> Wondering if anyone has come across this Liverpool shipping line in the
> Have found very little on the web.
> Cheers.....Bob in Oz.
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