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Introduction

On 19 October 1843 Governor Moody reported “The Colony is divided into numerous Islands indented in every direction by deep arms of the seas; all conveyance will be by water, and the settlers will be nautical in their habits, they are so at present and it is natural they should always continue to be so though following pastoral pursuits in addition to sea going avocations.”

Not only were vessels needed for those who made their living by sealing and whaling around the Falkland Islands but with the isolation and inaccessibility of the Islands locally based vessels were essential to reach the outlying settlements and islands and also to maintain contact with the outside world. They were also vital for coming to the aid of the many disabled and sinking vessels which fell victim to the violent weather and seas of the South Atlantic.

These local vessels, which consisted of schooners, ketches, cutters and the like, were a mixture of condemned vessels and whale boats that had been fixed up or converted for the local interinsular and coasting trade, locally built cutters, ketches and schooners, ready-built second-hand overseas purchases and custom-builds.

These files are not a complete representation of the working vessels of the Falkland Islands but are some of those partly or fully researched by the Archives and will be added to from time to time.

Also included in these files are visiting vessels.

Local Vessels

pdfPlym - 1903 to 1945.pdf(501.61 KB)

 

Visiting Vessels

pdfTynemouth 1862.pdf(4.2 MB)

 

Lighthouses and Beacons

pdfCape Pembroke Lighthouse - principal lighthouse keepers.pdf(1.17 MB)

 

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While every effort has been taken to ensure accuracy the Jane Cameron National Archives does not accept responsibility for any omissions or errors in these records.

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