The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Etowah (Bark), 18 Sep 1865

Full Text

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

      ARRIVAL FROM LIVERPOOL. - The barque ETOWAH, Captain ---?--- arrived at this port last evening, from Liverpool via Quebec. She left Liverpool on the 9th of June, and was forty days crossing the Atlantic; consuming three weeks in the passage from Quebec to this port. The ETOWAH is loaded with fifty cases of crockery for Detroit, and seventy tons of iron for Sarnia. A few cases of crockery were for this port. She is a barque of about three hundred and fifty tons burthen; and was built in Cleveland by Quayle & Martin. Her first name was HOWELL HAPPOCK. - Cleveland Plain Dealer.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 8, 1866
Bark ETOWAH. Of 321 tons. Built Cleveland, 1862 by Quayle & Martin. Owned Liverpool by 1871.
      Herman Runge Notes

Media Type:
Item Type:
Cunningham, & Shaw, Line
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Etowah (Bark), 18 Sep 1865