- The Postboy (ship)
The 60 ton
schooner"Postboy" was built at Port Adelaidein 1874. The schooner was owned by Messrs. Weman and Morgan registered at Port Adelaide.
Captain James Thomas was in charge of the schooner "Postboy" on
15 December 1876about 11-12 miles (20 km) off Glenelgwhen a sudden squall struck. She was returning from Port McDonnell, South Australiato Port Adelaide, South Australia, with a small cargo of bark and stone ballast and seven people on board. The wind pushed the vessel bodily over and she lay on her side with sails floating in the water.
Captain James Thomas was drowned and his body was found on
Kircaldy Beachon 26 December 1876. His wife Sarah was pregnant with daughter Edith Emily at the time.
"Postboy" was refitted but was eventually wrecked at
Arno Bay, South Australiain 1905, and was said to have been burnt on the beach. The figureheadof "Postboy" is in the South Australian Maritime Museumat Port Adelaide. She was a regular trading vessel between Port Adelaideand the gulf ports.
One and All, built at North Havenas part of South Australia's 150th jubilee project, is based on a design of the "Postboy".
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