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Thread #126347   Message #2814897
Posted By: John Minear
18-Jan-10 - 09:52 AM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Thanks for the suggestion, Bruce. When I was there several years ago I didn't have enough time to make serious enquiries, but I know where it is. I have found some interesting stuff at the "Maritime Heritage" website. I don't know if there is any connection or not. In fact here is what they have on the arrival of the "Julia Ann" from Sydney on October 11(or thereabouts) in 1853. This would have been the return of the second voyage. It was on this voyage that Pond brought his first contingent of Mormons and had just dropped them off in San Pedro. It was also on this voyage that he brought the Irish patriot, John Mitchel, from Australia to California. Scroll down towards the bottom to October and the arrival of the "Julia Ann" from Tahiti.

Unfortunately, this is the only arrival in San Francisco from Sydney of the "Julia Ann" that is recorded.