Tuesday, August 19, 2014

William Shaw arrives Natal 31 January 1867

The William Shaw, 39 tons, was built at Cato Creek in August 1856, for George Cato (Mayor of Durban). Named after a Wesleyan minister, she was the first ship to have Port Natal painted on her stern as port of registry. This schooner was launched prematurely when the Umgeni River came down in spate.

Jan 30, William Shaw, sch., T Ledson from Delagoa Bay.

Mr Fonceca
Mr and Mrs Garavon
Cargo, rice.

Sailed from Delagoa Bay Jan 24, experienced a very heavy thunder storm from 3 p.m. until midnight, afterwards a gale from SW. Masaken's people went to attack the Matola, but returned after capturing two women, whom they afterwards killed. Fever very prevalent. The Portuguese brig Tigo, Captain Olivario, in port, with the Matola chief and Secretaries on board as prisoners, for Mozambique.
GC Cato, agent.

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