January 1865 one of St. John's tugboats brought to Carbonear the new brigatine William bought for Captain Fitzgerald by John Rorke, Esq. Carbonear. Harbor Grace Standard, Jan 18, 1865. Out of Carbonear the 145 ton vessel William was taken out by Captain Fitzgerald with 58 men outfitted by John Rorke's firm, the William returned less than 4 weeks later with 8,000 seals. HGS March 13, 1867;April, 10, 1867

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