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    Hello; first post, here.

    I came across your forum via the entry on the website of the ship, Shackamaxon. This is the vessel in which my ancestors arrived in Australia and Im keen to know more about the Shackamaxon, her Captain Wm H West (also referred to elsewhere as HW West), her builder and her owner

    First I'd like to ask, can anyone explain the connection of this ship to the White Star Line, as I can't find such a reference elsewhere?

    Can anyone here give me more on the history of the ship? Her type? Capt Wm H West (aka HW West)? The builder, and the original owner McHenry & Co?

    Hopefully there are lots of nautical history buffes here who can help me.

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    Hello Rosemary

    The only Ship at this stage that i find is this one with details.

    Shackamaxon (Ferry) USA ID Number 2023001
    Built 1886 393 Tons By WM Cramp and Son Philadelphia
    Also
    Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia

    More than likely this is a different Ship as the Pwners are different than what you state.

    Will look into it
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    Have come across this not much but I am still working on it

    Ship Shackamaxon




    Liverpool, England to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    19 November 1853
    [No.8.]Printed and Sold by John C. Clark, 60 Dock Street
    Report or Manifest of all the Passengers taken on board the Ship Shackamaxon whereof Wm H. West is Captain, from Liverpool, burthen1090 14/95 tons and owned by G McHenry & Co of Philadelphia and bound to Philadelphia.



    [TSL] Ship "Shackamaxon"

    https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/381...19291/?lp=true


    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/38459212
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    The ship Shackamaxon, 1090 tons, Captain H.W. West, from Liverpool, 4th October 1852, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 19th January 1853.

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    MARRIED. South Australian Register, Monday 28 February 1853, p. 2 On board the emigrant ship Shackamaxon at sea, on the 20th of November last, by Capt W. H. West, according to American usage, and again on the 26th instant, by the Deputy Registrar, at his office, Victoria-square, Adelaide, James Fawcett [sic] Esq., late of Chalfont, St Giles, in the County of Bucks, England, to Elizabeth Cooper Viney, daughter of the late William Viney, Esq., Collector of Customs, Margate, Kent.

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    In the Albert Dock, Maritime Museum (Liverpool) there is a ' mock-up' of the Shackamaxon. You walk down a Dockside Street with the sounds and smells until you board the ship.- steerage. Racks of bunks. Our g/children love it. When our girls were little we were passing a bunk when suddenly a figure rose from the sacking blankets.'whoooooo'. Nearly had a heart attack/nasty accident or both.......!
    Worth a visit.
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    Hi Brenda,
    I did that a few years ago,
    I sat motionless like one of the figures in the semi darkness by the bunks, and when a family with kids came in I suddenly jumped and everyone screamed,
    was the DVD OK??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenda Shackleton View Post
    In the Albert Dock, Maritime Museum (Liverpool) there is a ' mock-up' of the Shackamaxon. You walk down a Dockside Street with the sounds and smells until you board the ship.- steerage. Racks of bunks. Our g/children love it. When our girls were little we were passing a bunk when suddenly a figure rose from the sacking blankets.'whoooooo'. Nearly had a heart attack/nasty accident or both.......!
    Worth a visit.
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    Hi Brenda have you heard anymore from your source regarding the BOA Memorial for the Pier Head.I was holding the fort last week in the mission as they were all out in the mini buses looking after the seamen.I answered the phone and as it happened it was Billy Anderson the chairman of the Retired Merchant Seamen Liverpool Branch,I asked him about the memorial,he has left the committee as has the RN chap that was on it,I think a guy from Peel Ports is looking after it now.He said watch out for some news in the new year.
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    Hello Brian,
    Watched the DVD last night and really enjoyed it. In the second part ,filmed in 2004, it seemed that the Russians wanted to retrieve artefacts from the Barents Sea. Was that right? I thought that these places were designated War graves. Perhaps you know these things better than me.
    Anyway, thank you again for thinking of me . It was very kind of you.
    Happy New Year to you and yours
    regards
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    Thank you for the post Brenda, Glad you enjoyed it, It is one you cannot buy as it was only issued to the Veterans.
    My friend, Bob, now deceased, is the very small thin man with a chest full of medals.
    Happy New Year to you and Peter.
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    Hello Jim,
    I wrote to the big Chief in June and have not had a reply.......
    Will send you a PB
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