Apr 12, 2008

1863 Emigrant Ship Euterpe

Euterpe at Lyttelton in 1877, London Street in the foreground.

The Shaw, Savill & Company's Euterpe brought many thousands of emigrants to Canterbury between 1871 and 1896. The Eastward voyages from England took between 100 and 143 days.

Built in 1863 on the Isle of Man, she was renamed Star of India in 1906. Listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest active ship, her home port is now San Diego.

Second in a series about surviving ships of significance to Canterbury history.

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