McChesney and Manson - mikeymc
The Barkentine Uncle John arrives in Sydney

The Barkentine Uncle John arrives in Sydney

Registration of the ship Uncle John captain by Homer Manson. This document I obtain from the Sydney Australia Maritime Assocation. The document indicates that he commanded the ship from Eureka Californa to Sydney Australia. According to his personal log, which I have, he saw the Sydney Harbour light on June 9th, 1885 and then ancored in Neutral Bay in Sydney Harbour. This document here indicates that his wife (second wife Carrie) as well as his daughter Florence Manson and an infant daughter was on board as well.

As a child, I was told the Homer Manson only commanded ships from Eureka to San Francisco. I had no idea that his voyages would take him to foreign ports of call. The infant daughter should be Elinor who was born in November 1884.

mansonsydneyarrival