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Whaling ship'Franklin' wrecked Pitt Island 1859

Whaling ship'Franklin' wrecked Pitt Island 1859

Posted: 16 Aug 2005 8:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Aug 2006 12:36PM GMT
Surnames: Richmond
If any person has information on thisNew Bedford whaling ship I'd like to hear from them.
Capt Richmond lost it on the north coast of Pitt island when it dragged ashore.

Re: Whaling ship'Franklin' wrecked Pitt Island 1859

Posted: 18 Aug 2005 10:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Aug 2005 12:05AM GMT
You could write a letter to the Community paper do a google for Chatham Islands maybe quicker as there are only 900 souls on the Chathams and 100 of them or less on the Pitts.

Re: Whaling ship'Franklin' wrecked Pitt Island 1859

Mary Hall (View posts)
Posted: 7 Nov 2005 3:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
My great-grandfather, William Henry Grinnell, was first mate on Franklin at time ship wrecked. I have newspaper reports - also copy of original crew list (courtesy of New Bedford Public Library). Also have corresponded with descendant of Captain Richmond.

Re: Whaling ship'Franklin' wrecked Pitt Island 1859

Don Armitage (View posts)
Posted: 15 Sep 2006 10:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: "Captain Josiah Richmond"
There is a short descriptive article in the (USA) Whalemen's Shipping List and Merchants' Transcript (Aug 30, 1859 p.2 col2) which details the initial strike by lightning on April 12th 1858 that fused the guide chains of the topsail sheet and maintopgallant tie and then one year later the parting of chain cables and final running ashore among rocks on the north side of Pitt's Island.
I never received the article, but if someone wants to access it and put it up here for us all to read, that would be of great interest to quite a few people I imagine.

Re: Whaling ship'Franklin' wrecked Pitt Island 1859

Posted: 15 Nov 2008 9:56AM GMT
Classification: Query

Matching NZ Bride and Groom Records

Name:GRINNELL William Henry
Date:1860
Folio:0214
Spouse:COFFEE Harriet
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Matching NZ Bride and Groom Records

Name:GRINNELL Harriet
Date:1883
Folio:1674
Spouse:KOMENE Te Kawau
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Re: Whaling ship'Franklin' wrecked Pitt Island 1859

Posted: 20 Nov 2008 2:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for your help.

Mary

Re: Whaling ship'Franklin' wrecked Pitt Island 1859

Posted: 2 Aug 2010 9:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Mary,
My name is Rod Grenell from Newcastle NSW Australia. I have been resarching my family history. is it possible to send me the article from the New Bedford Public Library? My great Great Grandfather was William Henry Grenell, a sailor, Born 1834 and was from America. I have a theory I am investigating to see if we have a family connection or not. It is all based around the death of your William Henry Grinnell, in 1864. From articles I have read it seems no record of his death is recorded and the cause of death not known. I have read he went back to sea. If you would like more details on my research please email me at grenell1@bigpond.com Regards Rod
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