Black Ball Line

al1934
15th February 2008, 17:59
Following is yet another partial extract from front page ads in Sherborne, Dorchester & Taunton Journal and Wells, Bridgwater, and Tiverton Gazette newspaper dated 3 February 1859, which I found screwed up in a hole in a wall in my old house in Wellington, Somerset. This advertisement suffered because the bottom of the page was torn off at some time.

For interest, does anyone have any more information?


STEAM TO AUSTRALIA UNDER 60 DAYS.

PASSAGE MONEY, 14 AND UPWARDS.

TO THE CONSIGNMENT OF BRIGHT, BROTHERS & CO. MELBOURNE.

Black Ball Line of British and Australian Ex-Royal Mail Packets, and EAGLE ...


Lower part of the advert is missing...

Bruce Carson
15th February 2008, 19:37
Alick, the story of James Baines, the Black Ball Line and Donald McKay's East Boston clippers may be found here:

http://www.eraoftheclipperships.com/page45web7.html

al1934
15th February 2008, 22:18
Brilliant! Thank you, Bruce. Much appreciated.

Best wishes