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Captain John Hedderwick

Captain John Hedderwick, of the Furnessia, is different from both in appearance, and a sort of link between the two in his tastes. His strong right arm has escorted many a lady across slippery and rocking decks, and many of them will always remember the captain as a pleasant man. "Black Jock" is the familiar title he is known by.

A Few of the Voyages Commanded by Captain John Hedderwick

Passenger Manifest, Anchor Line, Saloon Passengers, Furnessia, 1883

1883-12-07 SS Furnessia

  • Steamship Line: Anchor Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 7 December 1883
  • Route: Glasgow to New York via Moville
  • Commander: Captain John Hedderwick
23 August 1888 Passenger Manifest for the SS Furnessia

1888-08-23 SS Furnessia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Anchor Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 23 August 1888
  • Route: Glasgow to New York via Moville
  • Commander: Captain John Hedderwick
Anchor Line Passenger Manifest from 1890 on board the SS Circassia - Saloon Passengers

1890-07-12 SS Circassia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Anchor Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 12 July 1890
  • Route: New York to Glasgow via Moville
  • Commander: Captain John Hedderwick

He is dark as a Spaniard in skin, eyes, and hair, and of a good height. He is a cool, courageous man. One foggy day, some years ago, another steamer collided with his vessel.

There was an immediate panic. Even the sailors were frightened, and jumped into the life-boats. Hedderwick grabbed an axe and a pistol, and brought his crew to a sense of their duties. A man of nerve is needed at such times, and Black Jock" was such a one.

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