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11 October 2017

A schooner in distress off Jervis Bay 1883.

At the mercy of the winds, tides and currents, the old sailing ships could find themselves at sea longer than they were prepared for.

Melbourne Age. Saturday 15th September 1883.
Captain Herberts, of the barque Acacia, which arrived today reports having fallen in with the schooner Edith May, 25 days out from Daintree Bay to Melbourne off Jervis Bay.  She signalled that she was short of provisions,  and a supply was given to her.  The captain stated that a part of the crew had  been laid up with fever,  but were much better.   The schooner tried to make Sydney, but failed.


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