Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Cape shipping: Conch and W Bell Nov 1837
A snippet from the Grahamstown Journal November 1837 shows W Bell in command of the Conch, and sailing between Table Bay and Algoa Bay, carrying passengers as well as cargo. From this year Bell and Conch were firmly riveted together. It would be five years before the big events of 1842 at Port Natal completely changed Bell's life.
Circle of Thomas Bowler, Table Bay Shipping 1835-39