(SOURCE – DUNDEE DIRECTORY 1834)
DUNDEE, PERTH & LONDON SHIPPING CO.
Office and warehouses – Shore.
|John Alison||George Duncan||Andrew Low|
|William Boyack||Peter Duncan||David Martin|
|James Chalmers||John Gray||Robert Millar|
|George Gray||Robert Ross||John Ross, jun.|
|Thomas Matthew and James Nicoll, Managers|
|London –||Mrs Elizabeth Hore, Hore’s Wharf, upward cargoes|
|Colman & Jolland, Downe’s Wharf, downward cargoes|
|Glasgow –||John Crichton, Buchanan Street|
|Leith -||David Smith, Dock Gates|
|Perth -||Matthew and Garie, Canal Street|
VESSELS IN THE LONDON TRADE
Dundee, 280 horse –power; John Wishart, commander; Thomas Ewing, sailing-master
Perth, 280 horse-power; John Spink, commander; James Kidd, sailing-master
These two splendid steam-ships are the largest in the kingdom; and will commence plying betwixt Dundee and London early in the ensuing spring. They have very roomy holds for goods; capacious, airy and elegant cabins; and are fitted up very conveniently for the conveyance of horses, carriages, live-stock etc. – Dundee and the surrounding district will thus possess facilities of communication with the metropolis equal if not superior to any place in Britain.
|One of these smacks sails from Dundee, and one from London, every Wednesday and Saturday night.|
|VESSELS IN THE GLASGOW TRADE|
|These vessels carry goods for Liverpool to be forwarded from Glasgow by the steamers; one of them sails from Dundee generally every Wednesday and Saturday night.|
|VESSELS IN THE LEITH TRADE|
|One of these vessels sails from Dundee, and one from Leith, every Wednesday and Saturday night.|
|VESSELS IN THE PERTH TRADE|
Sir William Wallace, steam tug – 34 horse-power
The lighters, towed by the Sir William Wallace, keep up a communication betwixt Dundee and Perth several times a week. They carry goods to and from the Company’s regular London, Glasgow, and Leith traders, generally within a few hours of their time of sailing and arrival; and thus afford to Perth a facility of intercourse with these places which could not be attained by a direct trade with sail-vessels -----the river navigation being, without the aid of steam, very uncertain, and generally tedious.
HULL SHIPPING COMPANY.
Office 19 Castle Street
ROBERT CHRISTIE, Manager
|John Calman||Robert Davidson||Alex. Lawson|
|George Duncan||David Keith||David Martin|
|Peter Duncan||Andrew Low||George Milln|
|Hull – John Thomson & Co||Perth – Alexander Matthew|
One of these vessels sails from Dundee every Monday, and from Hull every Thursday.
NEWCASTLE SHIPPING COMPANY.
Office west side of Greenmarket
ALEXANDER RENTOUL, Manager
Joseph Shield, agent at Newcastle.
|One of these vessels is dispatched weekly from Dundee and Newcastle.|
NEW NEWCASTLE SHIPPING COMPANY
Office foot of St. Andrew’s Street.
DAVID MYLES , Manager.
DUNDEE AND ABERDEEN TRADE
JOHN KENNEDY, Owner and Manager
Office – Exchange Buildings
|ANDREW ROBERTSON, Manager|
|Office – North side Wet Dock|
|Marquis of Huntly||54 tons||Fletcher|
DUNDEE AND LIVERPOOL TRADE
|CHARLES TOSH, jun. Manager|
|WILLIAM ADAM, Manager|
DUNDEE AND KIRKALDY TRADE
ANDERSON & CATHCART, Managers
DUNDEE AND LEVEN TRADE
|Helen & Jean||37 tons||Gourlay|
DUNDEE AND NEWBURGH TRADE
Twice a week.
|Fife Packet||40 tons||Pitkethly|
TAY STEAM-PACKET COMPANY
JAMES CATANACH, Manager
One of these packets plys daily between Dundee and Perth, leaving Dundee about three hours before high water, and Perth a little before the time of high water there, which is fully an hour after high water at Dundee. By referring to the tide-table, therefore, the hours of sailing from the respective places may be easily ascertained.
WHALE FISHING COMPANIES
|DUNDEE WHALE FISHING COMPANY|
|PAT. SMITH & WALTER NEWALL, Managers|
|TAY WHALE FISHING COMPANY|
|JOHN HUME, Manager|
|Princess Charlotte||360 tons||Adamson|
|UNION WHALE FISHING COMPANY|
|DOROTHY WHALE FISHING COMPANY|
|JAMES LAW, Manager|
|NEW WHALE FISHING COMPANY|
|JAMES SOOT, Manager|
ADAMSON’S REPAIRING SLIP – SEAGATE
This slip is on the same principle as Morton’s patent slip, the purchase being attached to the cradle on which the vessels rest; and it is the only one in Scotland that has the benefit of a steam- engine. Vessels requiring repair are drawn from the water by means of the engine, which is of five horse power, in the most expeditious manner - little more than an hour being required for the purpose.
With thanks to Linda Nicoll for compiling this list.