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Wirralite (Bark), 23 Jul 1865

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The bark WIRRALITE, bound for Liverpool, which, it will be remembered, took her departure from here the latter part of June, has arrived at sea, and is now journeying on to her port of destination. She took her departure from Farther Point July 15th some 16 days after her departure from here. Her absence from Father Point to the Bruce Mines via Detroit, occupied just 2 months. Capt. Jones, her commander, anticipated arriving at Liverpool about the 15th of August, and again returning to this port on or about the 1st of October.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 23, 1865

The Barkentine THERMUTIS, Capt. Chas. Gale, of Cunningham, Shaw & Co.'s Line arrived here today fron liverpool, direct, and is now lying at Hamilton's wharf. This is the third vessel of the line that has arrived during the present season. The THERMUTIS has a registered tonnage of 310 tons British measurement, and classed A 1, at Lloyd's for seven years. She left Liverpool on the 20th of July and was 42 days to Quebec. This was rather a long passage and was caused by the prevalence of head winds during the entire passage, and foggy weather in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. She passed through the Straits of Bell Isle, encountering some 55 icebergs, one of which is stated to have been 190 feet in height and above one half mile in circumference. The cargo of the THERMUTIS consisted of 640 tons for Montreal, Toronto and Hamilton and a small quantity for Detroit. A vessel in inducing the Toro???? to send out another vessel this season- the ETOWAH - one firm alone in Hamilton offering to furnish a full cargo. The following is a complete list of vessels that make up Cunningham, Shaw & Co.'s Line as at present constituted:
      Barque THERMUTIS, Capt. C. Gale - 318 tons reg.
      Barque ETOWAH, W. Wrightb- 429 tons reg.
      Barque WIRRALITE, S. Jones - 287 tons reg.
      Barque WAVERTREE, R. Hughes - 207 tons reg. Cleveland leader, 16th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 18, 1865
NOTE. -- ex VANGUARD, built Cleveland, 1856, renamed WIRRALITE 1865.

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Wirralite (Bark), 23 Jul 1865