The 18th of July History Calendar

A Ketch

On this day 135 years ago in 1884, Thomas Howchin, Charles Cummins and William Morley, on the Stather built smack (H1008) conspired to steal from their own ship. While the skipper was visiting another smack, they took a quantity of rope and sails which they sold to a German coopering vessel for grog and tobacco.

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