Happy! - Oct 26 (Black Ball builder)
THE BLACK BALL LINE
Subject: Happy! - Oct 26 (Black Ball builder)|
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 11:43 AM
was born 26 Oct 1823 in Liverpool, England.
He built the 3rd Black Ball Line, the 1850 great clipper one from Liverpool to Australia (not the American, NY-Liverpool one of 1818. He just plai stole the name and black ball insignia.)
After sailing some of the greatest ships ever, Baines died penniless of dropsy and cirrhosis of the liver on 8th March 1899 in a common Liverpool lodging house.
But I actually tend to believe the song dates from the earlier line. It was still in use for Baines' ships, though. And later.
Glenn Ohrlin born 10/26/1926 bronc buster, cowboy, performer, scholar & writer - The Hell Bound Train
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