Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

barque Bostonian

A little time was spent, recently, tracking down the owner of the ship that wrecked in 1850 along the Oregon coast and tracing the history of the ship. First, the owner was H.D. Gardiner; the ship was the barque Bostonian.

This post deals with details (see H.D. Gardiner post) that have been collected. There is a list in chronological order below (it’ll be updated as we find more information) both of facts about the Bostonian and later reports.

Summary: The barque left from Boston (July 1849, but we need to scrutinize the departure date) and arrived in San Francisco in January 1850 with a load of liquor. Then, the barque is next seen in New Zealand where it got the load that it had at the time of the shipwreck. Prior to 1849, the barque had been involved with commercial interests along the Atlantic cost.

Note (11/08/2018): Changed the leave and arrival dates (typos corrected). There is an ongoing bit of research and, hopefully, discussion: The Gardiner that was.

barque, Bostonian 
  • ….  snip, snip,
  • ….. article being written using this material for The Essex Genealogist, May 2015 issue
  • 04/08/2017 — See TGA, Vol. II, No. 1 – pg 11, for the Timeline.

Gardner’s Beacon, Vol. IV, No. 4

Today, we published Gardner’s Beacon, Vol. IV, No. 4.

Per usual, we have the page at the TGS, Inc. site with a PDF file; too, there is a blog post summarizes the contents.

One thing that we are researching deals with the namesake of Gardiner, OR. The boat was owned by Henry Dearborn Gardiner. The information was pieced together, via Internet search, in November, 2014 which is 160 years post the shipwreck at what became the Oregon town.

Today, I found out that H.D.’s brother, C.F., was involved in more than the lumber business (as reported in the Boston directory). We need to fill in more information about these relatives of Dr. Silvester Gardiner.