Gilbert Harrison Master Mariner
Gilbert Harrison born 3 Mar 1834 in Shetland Islands, Scotland
Married to Margaret Hughson
Children Arthur Sutherland Harrison & Amelia Rose Sutherland Harrison
Lost in shipwreck @April 1, 1882
27 June 1872 Sydney Master Mariner Certificate No. 20, Foreign going ship
Ship Tokatea #57828 owned by Gilbert Harrison Sept 1876 - 1879
Wooden barque 805 tons, built Medford, USA 1848 Hullit & Robins
Foreign name "Robert"
Measurements: post 156'9, breadth 30'4, depth 24, tons 29.32, crew space
Registry transferred from Auckland
Signal letters H.N.G.F (? on H)
No. of decks: 2
Names, Residence, etc: Archibald M Lean of Snails Bay near Sydney May 11, 1872 to Lachlan McKinnon Sept 2, 1876 to Gilbert Harrison of Sydney Sept 2, 1876
Entry- Australian register of British ships, Sydney 10/1872
10 Feb 1879 arrive Sydney
22 Aug 1879 arrive Sydney
5 Dec 1879 shipwrecked Wostock Island, South Pacific
24 December 1879 letter with certificate, Papieete, Tahiti recieved 24 Feb 1880
Sydney Morning Herald 9 Feb 1879 Tokatea, Barque, 803 tons, Capt. Harrison from Burrand's Inlet 23 Nov, Captain, Agent 630,000 feet timber
23 Nov - left Burrard's Inlet, heavy weather, several days, moderate winds set in region of tropics & continued to port
Friday, 22 Aug 1879 - Toketea, barque, 803 tons, Capt. Harrison, from Johnson's River, Queensland, 10th Ultimo, J. Burns, agent
21 Aug 1879 Tokatea from Hinchinbrook Island (between Innisfail & Townsville): 230,000 feet cedar
The barque Tokatea, from Johnson's River Qld has had exceedingly hard & adverse winds, and has consequetnly made a very long passage. She left on the 10th Ultimo, and the same day touched upon the edge of a coral reef, but got off without damage, and since then had constant south and southeast gales.
Australasian Shipping News
28 FEb 18880 Toketea barque, Newcastle to Honolulu, with coal, was totally wrecked on Wostodk Island in lat. 10 10 S, longitude 152 20W, South Pacifica, on Dec 5. The captain and crew escaped in the boats, and arrived safely at Tahiti (note Tale handed down thru the family* Gilbert could not swim, the Chinese crew who loved and respected Gilbert, kept him afloat until they were rescued.)
The ship Bat formerly of Liverpool, registered anew in consdequence of sale dated 13th day of March 1882 made by Reginald Pright attorney for William Henry Tucker & others certificate of sale dated 5 Oct 1881
Ship Bat #70978 owned by George Franscis Mason 16/1882
Wooden brig 194 tons, built in Glascow 1865 by John Reid
1882 Belfast to Sydney
May 1882 lost between Wilson's Promontory & Cape Otway
Signature letters PFRW
Port Registry: 16 in 1882 Sydney NSW
Previous Registry: 145 in 1875 Liverppol
under tonnage 172.54
Break of deck 15.19
gross tonnage 194.29
George Francis Mason of Patent Slip Wharf Sydney missing since 3 March 1882
rigged - brig
build Oinders? Dinders?
head Irale bust?
framework - iron
length 109'6 breadth 23'1 depth 11'6
reported her ? on form 20 by mail 2 Nov 1882
May 6, 1882 Australasian Shipping News
Bat, brig, which sailed from Belfast for Sydney on March 31, has not been heard of since 31 March, when she was seen by the Murray, P.S., between Wilson's Promontory and Cape Otway. It is feared she is lost.
May 13, 1882 Casualties
Bat, brig, The Victorian Government Steamer Dispatch was sent in search on 4th inst. but has not yet reported herself anywhere. The recent heavy weather has no doubt compelled her to seek shelter in the straits.
May 20, 1882 Australasian Shipping News
Bat, brig, The steamer sent out in search has returned, and reports that no trace has been found of this vessel.