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From: ivytrott <>
Subject: Ship in Plymouth Harbour
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 16:36:23 +0200
In one place I have found reference to the ship 'Harvey' leaving Portsmouth for New South Wales in 1824, but in another a mention that bad weather drove the "Harveny' back, and she had to shelter in Plymouth Harbour for some time. She originally set sail on December 17, 1824, and was detained for a month, so finally sailed in January 1825.
Would any Lister know where I could find confirmation of this, and whether passengers aboard would have been allowed ashore? Was there a local newspaper which may have had reports of this happening? My Salters may well have been able to contact their relatives in Kentisbeare area if this did occur, even had a last family reunion at Christmas...
Any information about the 'Harvey' would be welcome - I have not found her home port, or very much about her, except that she was apparently 300 tons.
Thank you! Ivy Trott in Clovelly, near Cape Town, South Africa.
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