Columbia (barque)

The Columbia was a 310 ton, 6 gun barque in the service of the Columbia District of the Hudson's Bay Company on the Columbia River and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest in the 1830s and 1840s. The vessel's complement of crew was 24 men.[2]

History
United Kingdom
Name: Columbia
Owner: Hudson's Bay Company
Builder: Green Wigram & Green
Launched: 1835
Status: Sold in 1850
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 400 tons
Sail plan: Barque [1]

On her maiden voyage, in 1835, she served as escort to the Beaver. Her voyages included the coast of California and the Sandwich Islands. She made six voyages out of London in all, and spent part of 1846-1847 in Fort Victoria, British Columbia. The ship was sold in 1850.[1]

Various letters addressed to sailors serving aboard the barque Columbia survive in the book Undelivered Letters to Hudson's Bay Company Men on the Northwest Coast of America, 1830-57.[3]

See also

References

  1. Beattie, Judith Hudson (2003). Undelivered letters to Hudson's Bay Company men on the Northwest Coast of America, 1830 - 57. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press. p. 409. ISBN 978-0-7748-0974-0.
  2. British Columbia: From the Earliest Times to the Present, Alexander Begg, p. 139
  3. Beattie, Judith Hudson (2003). Undelivered letters to Hudson's Bay Company men on the Northwest Coast of America, 1830 - 57. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-7748-0974-0.


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