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British Ship Moneta

April 1868: Arrived: Br ship Moneta, Turpin, 124 days from Glasgow; mdse to Dickson, DeWolf & Co.

Memoranda

West Bay, Rothsay Bay, Scotland. 1800s.

Per Moneta: Left Glasgow Nov 28, and Greenock the 30th; arrived at Rothsay Bay, Scotland (image right), same day; sailed for Lambash, and arrived same day; put in on account of bad weather; left Lambash Dec 4, and discharged pilot on the 6th; crossed the equator in the Atlantic Dec 29, lon 31 30, 23 days out; from thence to 50 S had very heavy weather; passed 50 S in the Atlantic Jan 30; was 19 days thence to 50S in the Pacific; off the Cape, had strong N W gales which continued up to 33S; crossed the equator in the Pacific, lon 109 45 W; carried NE trades to 29N; from thence to port, moderate weather.

British Ship Moneta arrives in San Francisco.

The Moneta also sailed to and from San Francisco on the following dates:

July 3, 1870, Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Shipping Intelligence

Arrived: Br. ship Moneta, Wilson, 62 days from Sydney; 800 tons coal to Macondray & Co.

Memoranda

1885 map: New Zealand/Polynesia Hawaii Society Islands Fiji Samoa Norfolk Island1885 Map, South Pacific.

Per Moneta - Left Sydney May 1; had variable wind and moderate weather throughout the voyage; have had no trades, either north or south of the equator; sighted Lord Howe's Island on May 3, and passed to the eastward of Elizabeth Reefs, in lt 30 30, lon 159 E; on the same night, sighted Norfolk Island; from thence had the wind SE, to Rovotongue, which was sight May 22; from thence had the wind north and westerly; passed through the Society Group; sighted Tahiti on May 26; crossed the equator in lon 152 W; on June 11 reached up to Owhyhee, SE side; then tucked to the eastward, and passed the Islands on June 12; saw many fires, supposed to be bush fires on them; from thence had frequent calms and light fine weather to port; on July 1, Point Reyes bore NE, distant 10 miles.

September 26, 1870, Daily Alta California, San Francisco
Exports from San Francisco to Queenstown - Per Moneta - September 24th. Ore. Copper, tons . . . 63; Wheat 100-lb sks . . . 18,050
Value: $36,128.01

March 26, 1872, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, California, U.S.A.
At last accounts there were five vessels on the way from Australia to New York and Boston with Wool as follows:

  • Alice, 1,484 bales;
  • Nardoo, 1,872 bales;
  • Golconda, 1,823 bales;
  • W. Clowes, 2,700 bales;
  • Moneta, 2,393 bales;
making a total of 10,272 bales. There were also 2,000 bales on the way to Boston from the Cape of Good Hope.

Victorinox Swiss Army Officers Chronograph with Knife

Swiss Army Officers Chronography with Knife.
  • Brushed silver-tone stainless steel bracelet with polished detailing. Adjustable. Double-locking clasp.
  • Triple-layered matte white dial with textured grid pattern and glossy black shield logo.
  • Watch width: 45 mm
  • Face height: 35 mm
Victorinox Chrono Watch and Swiss Army Knife.

Victorinox History: Karl Elsener opened a knife cutler's workshop in Ibach-Schwyz and established the Association of Swiss Master Cutlers. He delivered the first major supply of soldier's knives to the Swiss Army. In 1921, The invention of stainless steel was a significant development for the cutlery industry. “Inox” is the international term for stainless steel. The combination of the two words “Victoria” and “Inox” gives the name of the company and brand today – Victorinox. By 1945, U.S. soldiers stationed in Europe bought the Swiss Army Knife in large quantities in part as a souvenir to take home.

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