|Re: [TSL] Liverpool "Liver Line" of packets|
|firstname.lastname@example.org on 02/13/2014|
and another ad in the Times of Friday, April 30, 1952...
THE LIVERPOOL LINE OF PACKETS to
AUSTRALIA.--The following magnificent ships will be
despatched at an early date:--
For Port Philip direct, AUSTRALIA, 1,170 tons register.
For Sydney, calling at Port Philip, EMIGRANT, 1,100 tons burthen.
For Port Philip direct LADY HEAD, 863 tons register.
These beautiful ship have lofty and spacious accommodations for
passengers. Apply to Jno. S. de Wolf and Co., or T.M. Walthew, 9,
Tower-chambers, Liverpool; or to Thos. Woolley, 2, Cullum-street,
In an article of Tuesday, Nov 22, 1853 called "Statistics of
Australian Shipping" it states that the Lady Head made her voyage in
Quoting Susan Swiggum <email@example.com>:
> Hi Bob,
> 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
> Vessel Description
> Rigging Style: Ship
> Gross Tonnage: 868
> Tonnage Net: No. of Galleries:
> Length: Hull Build:
> Breadth: Type of Stern:
> Depth: Hull Material:
> Propulsion: Figurehead?: N
> Figurehead Description:
> 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 ...."
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> 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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