1 deck, 2 masts, brigantine rigged 1827, standing bowsprit, square stern, carvel built, no galleries or figurehead.

Owner: David Milne (Merchant) 64/64
Master: Finlayson Kenn.
(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping 1825, No. 69)

Subscribing Owners in 1827: John Booth Jnr., Merchant, 32 shares; Livingston Booth, Merchant, 32 shares.
William Walker, Master in 1827.
(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives))

1815/16: Master J. Laird; Owner Duff; Voyage London - Gibralter
1818/20: Master T. Leslie; Owner Duff; Voyage London - Leghorn (Italy)
1821/22: Master J. Bigrie; Owner A. Mackie; Voyage Darmouth - Sunderland
1823: Master Sellar; Owner McKenzie; Voyage London - Miramichi (Canada)
1824: Master Sellar; Owner McKenzie; Voyage London - North Britain
1825: Master J. Linklater; Owner McKenzie; Voyage Greenock - Danzig
1826*: Master Slatter; Owner Mackay; Voyage Leith Coasting
1827: Master J. Linklater; Owner McKenzie; Voyage Greenock - Danzig
1928: Master W. Walker; Owner Booth & Co.; Voyage Dublin Coasting
1830: Master W. Walker; Owner Booth & Co.; Voyage Belfast Coasting
*Damage repaired
(Source: Lloyd's Register of Shipping)

July 1820 - Left Tobermory with 141 passengers bound for Quebec. 18 landed at Quebec / 123 landed at Cape Breton. Captain Murray.
(Source: Quebec Mercury 1820)

December 1831: Stranded at Lochmaddy, slipped off and sank, a wreck, Capt Skeen.
(Source: 'Off Scotland' Ian Whittaker)

'August 1815, Master James Laird, 17 passengers were taken to Halifax and Pictou, Canada.
The Inverness Journal printed a commendation to Captain George Murray for his humane treatment and to the owners for the good quality of the provisions from four people who had made the crossing in July 1820, one of whom was John McRa a surgeon from Plockton.
When the GLENTANNER a 160-ton brig built in 1811 carried her seventeen passengers in 1817, they have been accommodated in a cabin area; but when in 1840 she took 140 immigrants from Tobermory to Cape Breton and Quebec in a single crossing, they travelled as steerage passengers. This number could only have been accommodated by placing temporary decking on crossbeams along the full length of the hold. Thus, before leaving Aberdeen for Tobermory, planks would have been laid and the sides of her hold would have been lined with wooden berths (or bunks). Then having disembarked her passengers, she would have returned to Aberdeen with her hold brimmed full of timber. This was to be the pattern of emigrant travel for the next thirty years or so'.
(Source: 'Fast Sailing and Copper-Bottomed' by Lucille Campey)
length 77'10" x breadth 22'2" x depth 13'6"
gross tonnage 161 tons
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