Query: wooden ship Mary Augusta

3rd August 2009, 22:48
I am an historian at the University of Iowa in the US, and I am trying to find information about a 19th century sailing ship, the Mary Augusta. I found a photograph of a ship by that name in the National Library of Australia (link below). For an article I am writing, I am trying to figure out if the ship in the photo (ca 1869), is the same ship that sailed from Le Havre, France, to New York in June-July 1816. (Or if it is even likely to be. I know little about ships of the period and don't know if this might have been a common ship name or if wooden ships stayed in service this long.)

If anyone has any ideas, I would very much appreciate it. I have searched for the volume that is listed as the source for this photograph, "British Owned Composite and Wooden Ships," without success.

Many thanks for any assistance anyone might offer,
Doug Baynton

http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-pa-http%253A%252F%252Fimages.slsa.sa.gov.au%252Fedwar des%252F19%252FPRG1373_19_33.htm

K urgess
3rd August 2009, 23:06
Welcome aboard from northern England, Doug.
That ship looks to be a later design than something that would have been around in 1816 but I'm no expert.
I'm sure one of our sailing ship crew will be able to help.
Find your way around and enjoy the voyage.

4th August 2009, 00:25
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

4th August 2009, 09:12
Greetings Doug and welcome to SN on your first posting. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.