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Thread #126347   Message #2808140
Posted By: John Minear
10-Jan-10 - 07:40 AM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
The links above are for the crew and passenger lists for the Third and Fourth voyages of the "Julia Ann" from San Francisco to Sydney. Here is the link for the Second voyage:

The captain on this voyage (and on the First voyage as well) was Charles B. Davis from New Bedford, MA. Mr. Pond, who was part owner of the "Julia Ann", was along on both of these trips, although he is not listed on the manifest for the Third voyage. The passenger and crew list for the First voyage of the "Julia Ann" is not yet available.

On the Third and Fourth voyages, Pond was the captain and Peter Coffin was the lst mate. Pond recruited Coffin when he took the "Julia Ann" to Stillicome at the head of Puget Sound to load timber for Sydney for his Third voyage. At the time, Coffin was the captain of a Revenue Cutter and "an old whaler of fifteen years experience on the Pacific Ocean."