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Ships sailing to America circa 1860
« on: Tuesday 10 April 12 12:43 BST (UK) »
In my husbands family is a Master Mariner, who resided in Thurso and Castletown.  Oral family history states that he was 'lost at sea' on an outbound or return trip to/from America.  This occurred sometime in the early 1860's.  What if any ships might have sailed from this area to America?  I wondered if the flagstones at Castletown (which were used in New York) might have been shipped out from this area.  Any help would be appreciated.
Census information is Crown Copyright from
Davies/Calvert/Cheshire, Birkenhead/Yorkshire, Bowes
Fitzsimmons/Cheshire, Birkenhead/Lancashire, Liverpool/Ireland
Lewis/Cheshire,Spurstow, Bunbury, Little Budworth, Helsby/Birkenhead
Mackay/Mckay Caithness
Anderson/, Caithness
Dunnet, Caithness
Mowat/ Caithness
Gunn/ Caithness
Smith/Caithness, Dunnet, Thurso, Castletown
Rosie/Caithness, Thurso
Sadlier Forster/Liverpool/Ireland, Cork