Dundee Shipping Companies 1829-30.

(SOURCE – DUNDEE DIRECTORY 1829 – 30)
DUNDEE, PERTH AND LONDON SHIPPING COMPANY

Office and Warehouses, Shore

DIRECTORS IN DUNDEE
John Alison, John Baxter, David Baxter, James Crockatt, John Gray, James Hay, Andrew Low, David Martin, and John Thain.

DIRECTORS IN PERTH
George Gray, Robert  Ross, and John Ross.
Thomas Matthew & James Nicoll, Managers, Dundee

AGENTS  
Elizabeth Hore, (upward cargoes)               Hore’s Wharf, London
Colman and Jolland, (downward cargoes) Downe’s Wharf, London
John Crichton Buchanan St., Glasgow
William Kerr & Imrie Paradise St., Liverpool
Matthew & Garie Canal St., Perth
David Smith Dock Gates, Leith

 

LONDON TRADERS    
Sovereign 198 tons John Wishart
London 158 tons John Spink
Dundee 152 tons William Simmers
Forfarshire 145 tons Andrew Phillips
Glasgow 144 tons Robert Abbot
Courier 141 tons William Mills
Elbe 139 tons James Kidd
Perth 136 tons Thomas Ewing
     
EXTRA SMACKS    
Olive 120 tons William Paton
Lord Kinnaird 121 tons William Martin
Union 112 tons Peter Lowson
One of these Smacks sails regularly to and from London every Wednesday and Saturday.
 
GLASGOW TRADERS    
Anna 88 tons Matthew Maclean
Mary 74 tons John Spalding
Mersey 71 tons John Gowans
Tid 81 tons James Caithness
     
LIVERPOOL TRADERS    
Jane 85 tons Robert Simpson
Rose 86 tons Thomas McGregor
     
LEITH TRADERS    
Gipsy 65 tons John Kincaid
Dame 64 tons William Bell
N. & B. Packet 64 tons David Turnbull
     
PERTH TRADERS    
Fishers 42 tons James Crabb
Tay 44 tons John Martin
Perth 42 tons William Milne
Friends 40 tons James Duncan

 

THE ATHOLL STEAM TUG
PASSAGE BETWEEN DUNDEE AND LONDON

In the Cabin, those 14 years and upwards £ 3 -  3 - 0
  Children from one to eight years of age £ 1- 11 - 6
  Ditto eight to fourteen years of age £2 -  2 -  0
In the Steerage, those 14 years and upwards     £ 1 -  5 - 0
  Children from one to fourteen years of age £ 0 - 12  6
  Sailors and Soldiers £ 1 -  1 - 0

 

Two Barrels-bulk of Luggage for each Cabin Passenger Free
PASSAGE TO AND FROM GLASGOW ..................................... 15s
GRANGEMOUTH ....................................................................10s

 

Passengers having opportunity of taking care of their own Luggage, the Company will not be answerable for any, except Receipt is granted, and Freight paid for it.
Measurable goods carried between Dundee and London, to pay at rate of 2s..6d per barrel-bulk; between Dundee and Glasgow, 2s  9d; and between Dundee and Perth, 1s. Weighable Goods to be charged by the gross weight; and all measurable goods by the actual measurement. The Rates to be understood as from the Wharf at London, and from Port-Dundas to the Harbour of Dundee; and from the harbour of Dundee to the harbour at Perth; and vice versa, - when the obligation on the Ship is to cease. Freights payable on delivery of the Goods; and no deduction to be made from the Rates.  The Company will pay no Damage on Goods by their Vessels, unless where it has been occasioned by neglect in stowing the cargo. The  Shippers of Horses, Cows etc. to defray the expense of their provender, and fitting up stalls for them.


Goods by the Glasgow Traders, shipped or landed in any part of the Canal, to pay the full Glasgow Rates; and Goods shipped or landed at Grangemouth, to pay two-thirds.
The Company are not accountable for leakage, damage, or waste,  occasioned by insufficiency of packages; nor for breakage or waste of Lump Sugars, or other Articles shipped loose; breakage of Glass, Bottles or Earthenware; nor for loss or damage on Goods after being landed on the Quays.
Goods consigned to order, or warehoused for convenience of the parties to whom they are consigned, are entirely at their risk. All Goods are held subject to a lein in favour of the Shipowners  generally, not only for the Freight and Charges thereon, but for all previously unsettled Freights and Charges. Goods going to or coming from London, Glasgow, Liverpool, and Leith, by the Company’s Vessels, to be taken on board the Perth Lighters in preference to other goods.
Note – Tables of the Rates of Freights to be had at the Company’s Office.

DUNDEE AND HULL SHIPPING COMPANY – 1799  
Office, 19, Castle Street – Rt. Christie, Manager, Dundee  
John Thomson & Co. Agents, Hull – Alex. Matthew, Agent , Perth  
             
Humber 116 tons, Wm. Wann   Fife Pt. 95 tons, Wm Benvie
Tay, 92 tons Wm. Buist        
A vessel sails once a week.      
             
NEWCASTLE – Office, West Side Green Market
Jas. Laing, Manager, Dundee Joseph Shield, Agent, Newcastle
Anteus, 83, John Sime   Tyne, 68, William Urquhart
             
LEITH TRADE –Anderson & Cathcart, St. Andrews Street    
Keltie,   Cameron     Prompt,   W. Scott
Thomas,     ___ Ferrier          
             
ABERDEEN – John Kennedy, Manager, Dundee    
Guthries, 57, John Blues   Juno,  44, Alexander Blues
A vessel sails every ten days.        

 

THE HERO, Steam Packet,   James Catanach, Manager
Sails between Dundee and Perth.

FARES
Cabin
Steerage,
Dundee to Perth,
2s  6d 
2s. 0d
Dundee to Newburgh
1s  6d
1s  3d
Newburgh to Perth
1s  0d
9d
 
Children from 7 to 12, - half price Children under 7 – free

                             
The Hero sails from Dundee 3 hours before high water, and from Perth, about high water there.

DUNDEE WHALE-FISHING COMPANY        
Patrick Smith, and Walter Newall, Managers        
Horn, 368, William Jeffers   Achilles, 367, James Hogg
             
TAY WHALE-FISHING COMPANY        
John Hume, Manager        
Princess Charlotte,   357 Wm. Adamson   Advice, 324, G. Deuchars
             
UNION WHALE-FISHING COMPANY        
Pat. Cameron, Manager        
Thomas, 356, Geo. Thoms   Three Brothers,   339, Wm. Stephen
             
DOROTHY WHALE-FISHING COMPANY        
James Justice, Jun. Manager        
Dorothy, 368, Tho. Davidson   Friendship, 304, Jas. Chapman
             
NEW WHALE-FISHING COMPANY        
James Soot, Manager        
Fairy, 247, John Welch        

 

Note – Last Season, the preceding Nine Ships, caught 197 Whales, which produced 1872 Tuns of Oil, and 112 Tons of Bone, value together about L.56,000.

With thanks to Linda Nicoll for compiling this list