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Ship Rabine in 1892

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:09 am
by wehenley
I am having problems tracing a ship named "Rabine" (I think that is what the hand written record says) which left Greenock in July 1892. I believe that it was destined for the USA via the West Indies. My grandfather is recorded in divorce proceeding held in his absence as having a berth on the ship which he then left at Demerara and in 1897 he had not been heard off since his disembarkation. Lyetke (once again my attempt at reading handwriting) & Co 109 Hope Street, Glasgow was given as the shipping agent. I have no further record of him until the 1911 census when he was in Dumfriesshire. He claimed to have married my grandmother in 1909 but I can find no record of this.

Re: Ship Rabine in 1892

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:31 pm
by SarahND
Hello wehenley,
It might help if you could post an image of the two difficult words: Rabine and Lyetke. We have a number of people on the forum who are skilled at reading handwriting and maybe together we can make sense of it!
All the best,
Sarah

Re: Ship Rabine in 1892

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:51 pm
by JohnI
Hello wehenley,

The Glasgow Herald dated 25 July 1892 (page 10)reported:

July 24 - Arrived at The Tail of The Bank
Rabine (brig) 258, Johansen, from Quebec for Bowling - timber.

The Tail of The Bank is on the River Clyde at Greenock, I am not sure where Bowling is.

johni

Re: Ship Rabine in 1892

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:50 pm
by WilmaM
July 24 - Arrived at The Tail of The Bank
Rabine (brig) 258, Johansen, from Quebec for Bowling - timber.

The Tail of The Bank is on the River Clyde at Greenock, I am not sure where Bowling is.
Bowling is on the North side of the River Clyde.
It's actually the start of the Forth & Clyde Canal and this side of the country [ Grangemouth] has a lot of timber basins,
so the wood cargo may well be transferred by canal to here.

Re: Ship Rabine in 1892

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:18 pm
by Currie
It seems that Lietke of 109 Hope Street were marine insurence brokers, shipping agents, etc. as well as German Consul and Swedish and Norwegan Vice-Consul. https://archive.org/stream/postofficean ... 4/mode/2up

It also seems that the brig was the Aabine and not the Rabine.

Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, July 26, 1892
BOWLING.
Arrived.—July 25—Aabine, St Thomas, deals.

Glasgow Herald, Thursday, August 11, 1892
Sailed from the Tail of the Bank, August 9.
Aabine, 258, Johansen, from Bowling for Troon—ballast.

Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, August 24, 1892
TROON.
Sailed—Aug. 23—Aabine, Martinique, coal.

In this newspaper the Brig Aabine 258 tons is listed as Norwegian. (right at the end of page 6)
https://archive.org/stream/1881therione ... 5/mode/2up

All the best,
Alan

Re: Ship Rabine in 1892

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:56 am
by wehenley
Once again, very many thanks for all the help. The date for the Rabine in Greenock matches the date when my grandfather took a berth and left his first wife. Lietke is obviously the correct spelling for the agent. I am sure that there will be other hand written words with which I shall need help and I will use the gallery whenI have them scanned. What a fantastic forum. Thank you.

Re: Ship Rabine in 1892

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:03 am
by wehenley
Sorry, I need to address the two different names Rabine and Aabine. The handwriting matches Rabine rather than Aabine but I will look further.