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Mail Packets of 1871 - Halifax and Queenstown Service

Return of the Passages performed by Packets conveying Mails fortnightly between Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Queenstown, Ireland, during the year ended 1871. (Sessional Papers, 35 Victoria 1872 (2)).
Name of Packet Left Queenstown Arrived at Halifax Name of Packet Left
Halifax
Arrived at Queenstown
City of Baltimore Jan 2 Jan 14 City of Limerick Jan 13 Jan 23
City of Cork Jan 16 Feb 3 City of Baltimore Jan 27 Feb 5
City of Manchester Jan 30 Feb 14 City of Cork Feb 13 Feb 25
City of Baltimore Feb 13 Feb 22 City of Manchester Feb 24 Mar 8
City of Dublin Feb 27 Mar 12 City of Baltimore Mar 10 Mar 21
City of Limerick Mar 13 Mar 25 City of Dublin Mar 24 Apr 2
City of Baltimore Mar 27 Apr 6 City of Washington Apr 7 Apr 15
City of Dublin Apr 10 Apr 23 City of Baltimore Apr 21 Apr 29
City of Limerick Apr 24 May 7 Nemesis May 5 May 15
City of Durham May 8 May 19 City of Limerick May 19 May 31
City of Dublin May 22 June 5 City of Durham June 2 June 13
City of Baltimore June 8 June 19 City of Baltimore June 30 July 10
City of Limerick June 19 June 30 Nova Scotian July 15 July 24
Peruvian July 1 July 11 Peruvian July 29 Aug 7
North American July 15 July 26 North American Aug 12 Aug 21
Nova Scotian July 29 Aug 10 Nova Scotian Aug 26 Sept 4
Peruvian Aug 12 Aug 20 Peruvian Sept 9 Sept 17
Austrian Aug 26 Sept 5 Austrian Sept 23 Oct 1
Caspian Sept 9 Sept 17 Caspian Oct 7 Oct 17
Peruvian Sept 27 Oct 7 Peruvian Oct 24 Nov 3
Austrian Oct 11 Oct 20 Austrian Nov 7 Nov 16
Nestorian Oct 25 Nov 6 Caspian Nov 21 Dec 3
North American Nov 8 Nov 19 North American Dec 5 Dec 14
Austrian Nov 22 Dec 1 Austrian Dec 19 Dec 27
Nova Scotian Dec 6 Dec 19
Hibernian Dec 19 Jan(1872) 6
Average 11 days 2 hours Average 9 days 16 hours

Notes: The Mail contract for this year started out with the Inman Line and then on July 1, 1871 the Allan Line took over.


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