Main (ship)

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The Main was a 1691 ton, iron sailing ship built by Russel & Company for the Nourse Line and launched in August 1884. She is recorded as having completed the journey from Sharpness to Calcutta on 20 July 1900 in 100 days but was mainly used to transport Indian indentured labourers to the colonies. Details of some of these are shown below:

DestinationDate of ArrivalNumber of PassengersDeaths During Voyage
Fiji 30 April 1885735n/a
Trinidad31 October 189163124
Trinidad1 November 189464321
Trinidad1 November 18956513
Trinidad4 November 18966500
Trinidad21 January 19006274
Trinidad2 December 19036022
Surinam15 October 1906n/an/a

The Main was sold to Norwegian owners in 1910-11 and renamed Vansa.

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Lubbock, Basil (1981). Coolie ships and oil sailors. Brown, Son & Ferguson. ISBN 0-85174-111-8. 

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