A few days ago
this column referred to the Portmadoc schooner "Richard Greaves", which
after sailing in the Newfoundland trade between Wales and Labrador for
twenty years, was sold to Newfoundland interests. The sale was made
about 1906 and the vessel was lost the next year 1907, The question was
asked: Who bought her and who was her Newfoundland captain?
According to Mr. White, Ryans first had a business at King's Cove Bonavista Bay. But since many of their customers were Labrador planters and skippers who lived in Conception Bay, it was decided to move the business to Trinity, Trinity Bay. This was thought to be more convenient as it eliminated the necessity of the vessels having to go around stormy Cape Bonavista when they went to be fitted out by the Ryans for Labrador season.
Published by a local telegram.
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