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JESSIE READMAN

JESSIE READMAN WAS THE SISTER SHIP OF THE  CHRISTIAN McCAUSELAND .SHE WAS BUILT BY SCOTT OF GREENOCK FOR PATRICK HENDERSON'S ALBION LINE.SHE WAS A VESSEL OF 962 TONS.

SHE STRANDED ON CHATHAM ISLAND IN 1893 ON THE HOMEWARD VOYAGE WHILE  UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN BARTON. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN HER 23RD RETURN JOURNEY FROM THE U.K TO NEW ZEALAND.SHE LEFT NAPIER BOUND FOR LONDON, BUT RAN INTO HEAVY FOG NEAR THE CHATHAM ISLANDS, HER MASTER HAD THOUGHT HE WAS WELL CLEAR OF THE ISLANDS, BUT DURING THE NIGHT SHE STRANDED ON TUUAPEKA BEACH.

 SHE BECAME A TOTAL LOSS, BUT HER ENTIRE CARGO OF WOOL WAS SALVAGED AND ALL THE CREW WERE TAKEN OFF WITHOUT INJURY.

 

 

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