4 . From: "Helene Dobrowolsky" <email@example.com>
Subject: Captain Martin & the Corisande
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 18:31:19 -0800
I too am interested in the vessel Corisande for different reasons. I am a Yukon historian and my most fascinating recent project has been editing the memoirs of Captain Patrick "Paddy" Martin, born in Grates Cove, Nfld. in 1864. He literally sailed the world before ending up in the Yukon during and after the Klondike gold rush of 1898.
Just after Martin obtained his mate's papers in December 1889, his first assignment as a ship's officer was on the Corisande belonging to Walter, Baines, Graves and Co. of Greenock and captained by Robert Linklator of Glasgow. Uncharacteristically, Martin doesn't say too much about the ship itself, other than its rigging was in rough shape when he came aboard and it was a "fish box", that is freighted salt cod from St. John's to various ports. During Martin's service, the ship freighted cod from St. John's NF first to the Barbadoes, then to Lisbon and Mediterranean ports. Martin served on the vessel for a year before heading to new opportunities sealing on Canada's west coast.
According to the 1886-7 Lloyd's Register of Sailing Vessels, the Corisande was a wooden schooner, built in Dartmouth in 1873 by a firm named Philip and owned by J. Grieve of Greenock. Official no. is 67912, 187 net tons, 104.7' length, 23.9' breadth & 12.9' depth.
5. May 1875 "May 17 The schooner "Corisande" struck a large piece of ice off Cape Race in a dense fog, carrying away part of her stem. (PL). "
6. "The steam barge Lothair and schr. Corisande passed Providence Bay on the 7th. They reached Owen Sound all right where they have laid up for the winter. Manitoulin Expositor, December 27, 1884 "
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