Notes on Vessels by name - Adelaide, Caledonia, Eagle, Harvest Home, James, Lord Goderich, Madras, Mary Ridgeway, Perseverance, Statesman, Vesper,
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Eaglearrived 30 Sep 1840, ship, 438 tons, Captain Buckley master, from London 2 June,
Passengers Mrs LeSouef and 2 chn, Miss Fyans, Miss Cussen, Mr and Mrs Kirby, Mr and Mrs Palmer, Mr and Mrs Poblam,
Messrs Allen, Belcher, Bolden, Budd, James, Jebb, Leman, Phillips, Pohlman, Smith, Wollaston, and 11 in the steerage
Sailed 22-Oct Eagle Captain Buckley for Sydney Passengers Messrs Dutton, Reid, Harriot, Jamieson and 1 in the steerage
Reported in Hobart Town Courier, 24 Apr 1840, Eagle schooner, 108 tons, Captain Fawthorp departed 16 Apr 1840 from Launceston for Port Phillip
Reported in Hobart Town Courier, 15 May 1840 Eagle 'This Morning's post' The schooner Eagle at Launceston and bound for Portland Bay with 720 sheep, struck upon a rock in Whirlpool Reach, whilst going down the river from Launceston and shortly afterwards foundered. The sheep and cattle were landed safe and it is supposed the vessel will be got up without much trouble Launceston Advertiser 22 April, but now seen she needs extensive rpairs.
Hobart Courier 24 Nov 1840 reports departure from Launceston 21 Nov of Eagle, 108 tons, Captain Hind, for Port Phillip, passengers Edward Curr Esq., Rev Mr Cothan, Mrs Jane Bidrip, Thomas Hurst
Arrived 25-Dec Eagle schooner 108 tons Captain Kind from Circular Head and Van Dieman's Land. Imports 6500 feet timber, 1000 broad paling, 300 pieces plank, 4 kegs butter, 557 pieces stringy bark, 10 horses, 18 head of cattle, 2 pigs, Curr
Reported by Sydney Commercial Journal, Sat 26 Sep 1840, barque Eamont, Capt Wilkie, arrived at Sydney yesterday from Hobart on 11 Sep with 949 bags wheat. Passengers Mr Boyle and Captain Charles Tober (late of the wrecked American whaler Shylock) and 2 in the steerage
Reported by Sydney Commercial Journal, Weds 17 Nov 1840, Eamont left Sydney yeasterday for Newcastle, in ballast
Arrived 24-Dec Eamont barque 377 tons Captain Walker from Newcastle, out 8 days, Imports 420 tons coal.
Earl StanhopeIn the Harbour 17-Jan Earl Stanhope (ship) 550 tons Captain Tully, loading for New Zealand
Sailed 21-Feb Earl Stanhope ship 350 tons, Captain Tilly, for New Zealand. Passengers Cabin RG Talbot Esq., GG Blight Esq., F Dunsford Esq., Walter Coutts Esq., Rev JC Grylls, Mr and Mrs Stone, Mr Harvie, wife and child, Mr Grenier wife and 3 chn, steerage Hodgon, Farrell, ?, Anderson, Roy, Phelps, Dunne, Snell, Birch, Fitzpatrick, Shrald, Taylor, Whitemarsh, Miss Bell, Mr Martin and wife, Mr Edwards, wife and child, Mr Boyd and wife. Exports 88 packages furniture etc, 12 casks bottled ale, 4 hogsheads porter, 54 packages baggage, 36 head cattle, 3 horses, 4 bullocks
ElizabethIn the Harbour 17-Jan Elizabeth (schooner) Stiles master for Portland
Arrived 15-Feb Elizabeth schooner 58 tons, Captauin Reily, from Sydney 5 Feb, Passengers Mrs Brogg, Mr and Mrs Watt, Mr C Brewer. Imports 20 bags flour, 2 barrels pitch, 1 keg tobacco, 1 1/2 chest tea, 3 bags sugar, 1 bag salt, 2 kegs nails, 1 plough, 1 keg hardware, 1 iron bar, 110 hearthstones and steps, 7 barrels tar, 1 case lines, Order.
Arrived 20-Feb Elizabeth schooner 35 tons, Stiles master, from Launceston, cargo 64 bags barley, 20 bags flour, 5200 palings, 5 chests tea, 1 bale 1 case slops, 1 cask 3 cases boots, 4 cases 2 casks apples, 1 parcel 2 cases merchandise.
Sailed 26-Feb Elizabeth schooner 34 tons, Cap Stiles, for Launceston Passengers Messrs John Williamson and John Beverdale. Exports 1 case bonnets, 6 cases, 1 bale, 11 bundles merchandise, 11 boxes window glass, 2 casls vinegar, 6 bundles spades, 3 bushels salal oil
Sailed 2-Mar Elizabeth schooner 52 tons, Riley master, for Hobart, in ballast
Arrived 4-Apr Elizabeth schooner 58 tons, Captain Riley, from Hobart on 22 March. Passengers Mr Farron. Imports 8000 feet timber, 10,000 shingles, 8000 laths, 19 bags onions, 90 bags bran, 1 case marble, 3 casks salt, EM Sayers; 21 bags potatoes, 3 casks apples, GS Brodie; 3 casks apples, Order.
Sailed 23-Apr Elizabeth schooner 58 tons, Captain W Riley for Hobart Passengers Mrs Mary Martin, Mrs Charles Simmons, Mr George Miller. Exports part of original cargo, 25 hides
Arrived 2-Jun Elizabeth schooner 58 tons, Captain Riley, from Launceston on 17 May Imports 40 boxes glass, 3 packets hops, 1 hhd honey, 6 bags pepper, 14 bags carrots, 16 bags potatoes, 35 bags sugar, 2 bags nuts, 135 boxes soap, 300 feet battens, 80 bags bran, 28 cases pickles, 2 cases boots, 2 cases merchandise, 20,000 shingles, 11,000 laths, 2000 feet timber, 2 casks currants, 80 cheeses. EM Sayers; 7 packages drugs, JP Reece & Co.
Sailed 17-Jun Elizabeth schooner 52 tons Captain Riley for Sydney Passengers Messrs Tierson, Parker and Samson
Arrived 26-Jun Elizabeth schooner 33 tons Captain Stiles from Launceston Passengers Messrs John Ashton, James Bennet. Imports 96 bags flour, 21 bags bran, 57 bags potatoes, W Stiles; 50 bags flour, 10 cases preserved ginger, Langhorne Bros; 1 case hats, 2 cases slops, Benjamin; 4 iron pillars, Order; 20 cans oil, 100 bags oats, Ashton.
Sailed 2-Jul Elizabeth schooner 33 tons Captain Stiles, for Launceston Passengers Messrs Bennett and Ashton Exports 6 bales merchandise
Arrived 27-Jul Elizabeth schooner 35 tons Captain Stiles from Launceston Passengers Mr Fossey
Sailed 31-Jul Elizabeth schooner 33 tons, Captain Stiles, for Launceston, Passengers Messrs Ashton and Simon. Exports 10 tons soap, 100 sheep
Elizabeth Lloydbuilt by William Clark
Arrived 19-Feb Elizabeth Lloyd schooner 30 tons, Stewart master, from Hobart 7 Feb, Passengers Mr Beveridge, Mr Dickson. Cargo 3582 feet flooring boards, 1219 feet battens, 1402 weather boards, 1456 joist and quartering, 42,ooo shingles, 34,700 lathes, 27 bags barley, 1 mangle, 4 grates, 500 gum spokes
Sailed 19-Mar Elizabeth Lloyd schooner 30 tons, Captain Armstrong, for Adelaide, Passengers Mr Woolmers and Mr Gourlay, supercargo
reported by Di Cummins, she arrived 4 Apr 1840 at Adelaide with William Woolmas and another passenger.
Arrived 28-Apr Elizabeth Lloyd schooner 89 tons, Captain Peter Armstrong, from Adelaide, in ballast, Passenger T Clark, Esq.
Sailed 8-Aug Elizabeth Lloyd schooner 39 tons Captain Armstrong for Portland Bay Passengers Mrs J Lee, Mr and Mrs J Cronan
The schooner Elizabeth Lloyd which had stranded at the Don on 4 July 1846, was demolished and timber used to build the Charlotte and it in turn when inward bound at the Don, Tasmania, was stranded on a reef at the Heads, and became a total wreck, 11 August 1848
Arrived 30-Apr Emily schooner 26 tons, Captain John Henry, from Sydney on 3 April. Imports building materials, George Porter.
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Sat 16 May 1840, Emma departed for Port Phillip on Weds, with passengers Mrs Reynolds and 11 in the steerage
Arrived 17-Jun Emma brig 123 tons, Captain Ward from Sydney 13 May Passengers cabin Mrs Reynolds, steerage J Dogherty and wife, W Hartley and wife, J Brady and wife, Cassidy and wife, J Smith and wife, G Murphy, E Conolly and 2 chn.
Report 23-Jun Emma left Sydney on 13 May and got as far as Ram Head when she fell in with the late violent gales which continued for 14 days, during the whole of which time she was laid-to. Having been twice driven to the northward of Sydney Heads, she at last passed that port with a fair wind arrived safe and sound, without carrying away a single spar, within the 7 days. See Report from the Cumberland Passengers.
Sailed 7-Jul Emma brig 121 tons, Captain Ward for Launceston via Geelong Passengers cabin Count Streleski, Messrs JM Matson, and T Annesley, Mrs Kent and 2 chn; steerage W Jobler, Cummings, J Stack and J White. Exports 10 bolts copper, 1 case salt, 700 sheep, 2 bales colonial leaf tobacco.
Reported by Sydney Commercial Journal, Weds 12 Aug 1840, Emma, Captain Ward, arrived on Sunday last from Launceston on the 7th, with 300 bushels wheat, 91 bushels barley, 57 bundles hay, 1,500 kangaroo skins, 20 tons limestone, and passenger Mr King
In the Harbour 17-Jan Enterprise (schooner) 55 tons, Captain Bishop, from Launceston
Arrived 19-Feb Enterprise schooner 56 tons, Captain Bishop, from Hobart 7 Feb, Cargo 10,932 feet timber, 3,000 feet board paling, 21,000 shingles, 20,000 lathes, R Reeves; 1 case sliks, 1 bale slops, Benjamin.
Sailed 27-Feb Enterprise schooner 56 tons Captain Bishop, for Launceston, no Passengers. Exports 100 sheep
Arrived 23-Mar Enterprise schooner 55 tons, Captain Bishop from Launceston on 20 Mar, Passengers Mrs Burnett and Mr J Church. Imports 30 bags oats, J Ashton; 5 bags oats, 3200 broad paling, 14600 shingles, 24400 laths, Reeves and Locke; 2 cases slops1 parcel, Benjamin; 43 iron pots, 12 camp ovens, W Whitton; 4 boxes apples, E Bishop.
Arrived 27-Apr Enterprise schooner 56 tons, Captain G Bishop from Lauceston Passengers Mrs Slack, and W Riley. Imports 5000 feet sawn timber, 27000 shingles, 13000 laths, 2400 broad paling, 4 bags flour, Reece & Locke; 22 bags flour, E Taylor; 61 sacks barley, McCabe; 25 bags potatoes, 2 barrels fruit, Order; 600 battens, W Wright; 1 case slops, Benjamin; 10 sacks barley, J Ashton; 12 tons building stones, Bently; 40 bushels apples, E Bishop.
Sailed 4-May Enterprise schooner 55 tons, Captain Edward Bishop, for Launceston Passengers Mr Allan. Exports 10 bales, 23 quarter casks wine, 25 barrels tar, 8 barrels pitch, 5 barrels vinegar, 8 barrels pork, 1 package felt, 2 cases.
Arrived 14-May Enterprise schooner Captain Bishop from South Australia
Arrived 2-Jun Enterprise schooner 56 tons, Captain Bishop from Launceston on 29 May Imports 15 bags wheat, 50 bags potatoes, PW Welsh & Co, 3700 feet timber, 30,000 shingles, 25,000 laths, 1510 broad palings, 98 bags oats, 30 bags flour, 10 boxes tin, Reeves & Locke; 1 box ironmongery, McCabe & Co. Sailed 10-Jun Enterprise schooner 56 tons, Captain Bishop, for Launceston Exports 13 hogsheads porter
Report 28-Jul Enterprise Captain Bishop, from Launceston put back to Launceston disabled, prior to 26 July when the Henry sailed, and it was expected she would be condemned. The cargo is said to be much damaged.
Arrived 3-Sep Enterprise schooner 55 tons Captain Bishop from Launceston Imports image
Arrived 31-Dec Enterprise schooner, 65 tons, Captain Edward Bishop from Launceston. Passengers Messrs Brown and McGhee. Imports 1 case slops, 1 case hats, 1 case caps, 2 bales blankets, S Benjamin; 2 cases chemicals McCabe & Co; 13,000 feet timber, 15,000 shingles, 1 dray, 2 carts R Reeves.
Arrived 13-Apr Essex brig 211 tons, Captain Roxby from New Zealand 23 March. Passengers Messrs Arrowsmith, Kullum and Muller. Imports 212 piecces timber, 2 coils rope and 1 bale tobacco, part of original cargo from Lauceston
Sailed 20-Apr Essex brig 211 tons, Captain Roxby for Lauceston Passengers Messrs Arrowsmith, Killem, Miller. Exports part of original cargo from New Zealand
Arrived 3-Jan Essington schooner, 123 tons, Captain John Archer, from Launceston on 23 Dec. Cargo, sundries, Passengers Cabin Messrs R, N and J Murdoch, Adams, Healy, Jones, Pegg. Imports British and Colonial goods, 16 horses, 20 bushels oats, Murdock.
In the Harbour 17-Jan Essington (schooner) 123 tons, Captain Archer from Launceston
Arrived 21-Mar Essington schooner 123 tons, Captain John Archer, from Launceston on 16 Mar, Passengers Messrs P Cook and Thomas Gollard. Imports 42 horses, P Cook.
Sailed 21-Mar Essington schooner 123 tons, Captain John Archer, for Launceston in balast, Passengers J Gibbs
Arrived 1-Apr Essington schooner 125 tons, Captain Archer, from Lauceston on 29 Mar Imports 23 horses
Arrived 8-Nov Flinders cutter from Launceston on 28 Oct Imports a quantity of sawn timber, Cain.
See Flindersr for voyages in 1841
Arrived 20-Sep Flying Squirrel schooner 87 tons Captain Clinch from Hobart on 12 Sep Passengers Mr J Deane, Mr and Mrs Short, Miss Short and 5 chn, 7 in the steerage. Imports
Sailed 1-Oct Flying Squirel schooner 87 tons Captain Clinch for Hobart Passengers Mr and Mrs Munchin, Messrs Garret, Stapleton, Murdock. Exports 200 sheep, 300 skins.
Arrived 30-Oct Flying Squirel schooner 86 tons Captain Clinch from Hobart on 22 Oct Passengers Mr and Mrs Derredin and son, Mrs Clinch and son, Mr Bissell and 12 in the steerage. Imports image
Arrived 20-Feb Fox brig 222 tons, Ruffle master from George Town 17 Feb, Passengers Messrs Alexander Orr, TW Murdoch, Charles Roper, Henry Baynon, George Goggs and Daniel Callaghan, John Shackley, with 1400 sheep Fox met with very foul weather in the straits, 150 sheep died. Imports 1200 sheep, 2 horses, 3 bags flour, 1 plough, 1 harrow.
Sailed 24-Feb Fox brig 220 tons, Captain Ruffle, for Launceston in balast, Passengers ? and Deane
Arrived 7-Mar Fox brig 222 tons, Captain Lowe, from Launceston on 4 March. Passengers Miss Muir, Messrs R Looney, W Hutton, Thomas Dowing, and 4 in the steerage
Sailed 7-Mar Fox brig 222 tons, Captain Lowe, for Launceston Arrived 13-Jun Fox brig, 222 tons Captain Lowe from Launceston via Geelong Passengers Mr and Mrs McLean and 3 chn, Misses Russell and Stephens. Imports 750 sheep, 6 horses, 3 tons flour, 1 plough, 1 gig, McLean; 12 tons hay, Order; 4 bags sugar, 16 chests tea, Hind & Co.
Sailed 17-Jun Fox brig 222 tons, Captain Lowe for Launceston in ballast
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Weds 15 July 1840, Fox, Captain Love, arrived on Saturday from Launceston with 1200 bushels wheat, passenger Mr Dodsworth.
Arrived 23-Oct Fox brig 222 tons Captain Lowe from Launceston on 20 Oct Passengers Captain Munyard, Mr and Mrs Campbell, Mr and Miss McLean, and 9 in the steerage. Imports image
Sailed 29-Oct Fox brig 223 tons Captain Lowe for Launceston in ballast Passengers two Misses Campbell, Miss McNall, Captain Munyard, Messrs Winter, Campbell, Speyers, McKenzie, Budge, Benson, Carman and Bird
Arrived 6-Jan Gem schooner, 26 tons, Captain R Bell, from Launceston 28 Dec, Cargo, sundries. Passengers Mrs and Miss Rodgers, John and James Smith, Peter Cochran, Mrs Mary Cochran, Mrs Kelly and 2 chn, James Thompson, Hugh Marm. Imports
In the Harbour 17-Jan Gem (schooner) 26 tons, R Bell master, for Hobart Town this day
Arrived 23-Mar Gem schooner 88 tons, schooner 88 tons, Captain R Bell from Launceston 21 Mar, Passengers cabin Captain Neal and Mrs McLean, Master David McLean, two Misses McLean and 3 chn; steerage J Smith and W Thompson. Imports 40 head cattle, 1 horse, McLean; 15000 feet timber.
Sailed 28-Mar Gem schooner 76 tons, R Bell, for Launceston Cargo 1 case haberdashery
Arrived 23-Apr Gem schooner from Lauceston
Arrived 30-Apr Gem schooner 76 tons, Captain R Bell, from Launceston 15 April, Passenger Mr W Wright. Imports list
Sailed 16-May Gem schooner 91 tons, Captain Bell, for Launceston Passengers Messrs Charles Powell, G Ashton, John Williamson. Exports 2 pipes 1 puncheon 6 hogsheads rum Arrived 1-Jun Gem schooner Captain Bell from Launceston Passengers Messrs R Collard, JC Campbell, D Guthrie, D Watson, DG Lidwell
Sailed 9-Jun Gem schooner 86 tons Captain Bell, for Launceston Passengers Mr and Mrs Lewis and 2 chn, John Thompson, R Sampson, George Ronald. Ezports 2 bales woolpacks
Arrived 27-Jul Gem schooner 78 tons Captain Bell from Launceston on 23 July Passengers cabin Messrs W Fryer, Rodger, J Barrett and H Campbell, 12 in the steerage
Sailed 8-Aug Gem schooner 76 tons Captain Pearce for Launceston Passengers Mr Russell, two Messrs Henty
Arrived 3-Sep Gem schooner 78 tons Captain Pearce from Launceston 26 Aug Imports 5150 broad paling, 185 bundles laths, 170 bafs oats, 1 bag turnip seed, 20 kegs butter, Langhorne bros; 150 bags barley, 22 bales hay, 20 bags flour, Bell; 36 bags bran, 8 bales hay, Order; 42 kegs, 20 pails, Pearce.
Sailed 12-Sep Gem schooner 76 tons Captain Pearce for Launceston Passengers Messrs Symonds, Spicer, Francis and Budds. Exports 162 bags sugar, 2 cases British plate, 1 bale merchandise, 200 sheep.
Arrived 7-Oct Gem schooner 78 tons Captain Pearce from Launceston Passengers Mrs Young and child, Messrs Hutchinson, Wiggins, Scott, Donovan, Ashton Imports image
Sailed 17-Oct Gem schooner 78 tons Captain Pearce for Launceston Passengers Messrs Frost, Hutchinson, Wiggins, McFarlane, Smith, Barrett and Aukill/Ankill. Exports 1 case slops, 200 sheep
Report 17-Nov Gem left Launceston before other vessels now arrived, she was out in the southerly gale so severely felt at Melbourne last Tuesday evening.
Arrived 17-Nov Gem schooner 78 tons Captain Pearce from Launceston on 7 Nov Passengers Messrs Mervyn, Bronridge, Coleman, Davies, Anketell, Vickers, Milbourne, Bowman, Turner and 1 prisoner of the Crown. Exports 73 bags rice, 180 bags barley, 9 bales hay, Farrell; 2 cases books, 1 case 1 cask blacking, 1 keg paint, 2 saws, Barrett; 1600 broad paling, 40 pieces timber, 197 bags oats, 2000 broad paling, 2 bales paper, 55 bags barley, Bell; 2589 broad paling, 58 bags branm Order; 15 boxes candles, Auticle.
Sailed 26-Nov Gem schooner 76 tons Captain Pearce for Launceston Passengers Mr and Mrs Waddell, Messrs Robertson, Cowell, Bell and Robertson Exports blurred
Arrived 9-Dec Glenalvon brig 212 tons Captain Young from London Passengers Messrs C and W Barnes, Hoe, Parsons and Alliburton Imports
Glenhuntlyarrived 17 April 1840, left Greenock, Scotland 14 Dec 1839, Captain John Patterson and a Quarantine was set up on and around the site of Point Ormond, formerly known as Red Bluff.
Reported 2 June The Glen Huntley will be released from Quarantine this day. For more details and list see my Glenhuntley page.
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Sat 20 June 1840, Goshawk arrived on Weds from Bourbon on 26 April and Hobart on 12 June, brig, Captain Wiley, with a general cargo, passengers Mr James, Mr Leving and servants, and 2 in the steerage
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Weds 15 July 1840, Goshawk, Captain Willis, left Sydney yesterday with sundries, passengers TW Goodwin, Esq., J Hamilton, Esq., P Moore with wife and 2 chn, M Nassit, with wife and child, K Minison, G Ford, and M Arthur
Report 28-Jul Goshawk Captain Willey left Sydney 14 July for PP
Arrived 1-Aug Goshawk brig 244 tons Captain Willey from Sydney on 15 July Passengers Messrs Goodwin and Hamilton, 10 in steerage
Sailed 29-Aug Goshawk brig 244 tons Captain Willey for Sydney in ballast Passengers Messrs Graham, Rose and Manton. Exports 2 hhds rum, 42 tons coal, part of original cargo.
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Weds 16 Sep 1840, brig Goshawk, Captain Willy, arrived yesterday with sundries and passengers Rose, Henderson, Roach, Leadbeater, Mr and Mrs Graham, Mr Manton and 3 in the steerage
Arrived 3-Nov Governor Gawler cutter 11 tons Captain Underwood from Adelaide 17 Oct Imports 60 chests tea, Langhorne Bros; 59 chests tea WH Dutton.
Sailed 10-Nov Governor Gawler cutter 11 tons Captain Underwood for Adelaide Exports 128 bags sugar
Arrived 23-Mar Gratitude barque from Hobart, Passengers Mr and Mrs Mark and 3 chn, Miss Fisher, Mr A Brown, Mrs Burn and 14 in the steerage. Imports image
Report 1-Apr Gratitude had a problem while loading its boat foundered between Point Henry and Corio Bay near Geelong, when full of goods, and then floated, no lives were lost, only the goods being moved to the Gratitude.
Sailed 30-Apr Gratitude barque, 271 tons, Captain Robertson, for Hobart in ballast, and with part of original cargo.
Arrived 23-Jul Gunya barque 277 tons Captain Reside from Singapore via Adelaide
Reported by Sydney Commercial Journal, Sydney Sat 25 July 1840, Gunga has arrived in Adelaide from Singapore with cargo, part to be brought on the Sydney
Sailed 19-Aug Gunga barque 277 tons Captain Reside for Sydney Exports 10 bags pepper, 1 case silks, 2 cases laquered ware, 12 bags coffee, 56 bags coffee and part of original cargo
Report 25-Aug Gunga put back to port on Sunday due to the illness of the Captain
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Wed 2 Sep 1840, barque Gunga, Captain Jackson, arrived from Port Phillip with part of her original cargo from Singapore and passenger Mr Johnston
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