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title Charlottetown's Good Samaritan of the Deep
creator de Jong, Nicolas J.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description During the early, soft days of fall, in 1847, the pride of shipbuilders Norman and Ralph McPherson was the two-masted schooner Jenny Lind. Her namesake was "the Swedish Nightingale", opera singer Jenny Lind, whose first performances in England early that same year had caused a tremendous sensation. Built under contract at Orwell, the nautical Jenny Lind was registered by her master and owner William Douse on October 13, 1847. Typical of many Island-built schooners, she was an unexceptional vessel. Sixty-three feet in length with a breadth of only 12 feet amidships, she measured but 64 tons. Her owner was a well-known figure on Prince Edward Island. As depicted in a crude contemporary paint ing, he was an immense man, reportedly weighing over 300 pounds, with what is termed "a drinker's complexion" and flesh bulging over his starched white collar. After emigrating to the Island from Wiltshire, England in the 1820s, he took up farming, brewing, auctioneering, the buying and selling of produce, and shipbuilding. In 1833, Douse became land agent for the 6th Earl of Selkirk, whose 100,000 acres made him the second largest landowner in the colony.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1987
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-279
source 21
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Charlottetown's Good Samaritan of the Deep
creator de Jong, Nicolas J.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description During the early, soft days of fall, in 1847, the pride of shipbuilders Norman and Ralph McPherson was the two-masted schooner Jenny Lind. Her namesake was "the Swedish Nightingale", opera singer Jenny Lind, whose first performances in England early that same year had caused a tremendous sensation. Built under contract at Orwell, the nautical Jenny Lind was registered by her master and owner William Douse on October 13, 1847. Typical of many Island-built schooners, she was an unexceptional vessel. Sixty-three feet in length with a breadth of only 12 feet amidships, she measured but 64 tons. Her owner was a well-known figure on Prince Edward Island. As depicted in a crude contemporary paint ing, he was an immense man, reportedly weighing over 300 pounds, with what is termed "a drinker's complexion" and flesh bulging over his starched white collar. After emigrating to the Island from Wiltshire, England in the 1820s, he took up farming, brewing, auctioneering, the buying and selling of produce, and shipbuilding. In 1833, Douse became land agent for the 6th Earl of Selkirk, whose 100,000 acres made him the second largest landowner in the colony.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1987
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-279
source 21
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.