Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial
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The plaque reads ...
Government's 20 ton schooner
built at Macquarie Harbour 1825-6
maiden voyage arrived Hobart 17.2.1826
Sailed from Hobart in March 1826 with
stores to Maria Island but disappeared
in heavy gales off Cape Pillar.
Master - Samuel Rodman Chase
Source: Sydney Gazette. July 26 1826.
(originally from the COLONIAL TIMES. VDL. June 23)
"By the loss of the little Government vessel which lately sailed for
Maria Island, we regret to state, that a widow and a large family are
deprived of a father and husband. Mr. S. Chase was the master of that
vessel. He was an experienced navigator, and had been many years in the
maritime service in these Colonies. We therefore trust that the Government
may afford some relief to his disconsolate wife and orphan children,
as they are left wholly unprovided for."