----Henry Doidge Rundle
----1840's emigrant ship
At the same time, the Luke family had a shipbuilding yard and other businesses at Charlestown. I am researching the history of their ships, which you can read in the Luke of Charlestown page.
You can get a good idea of conditions aboard ship in the 1840's if you read the Emigrant Ship page.
The book "Smuggling Days and Smuggling Ways" published in 1892 has copious references to people, places and ships connected with smuggling in the 18th and 19th centuries, but has no index. I have compiled an index which is in my Smugglers Index pages. If you find any references that are of interest, I would be happy to look up the details.
If you are looking for details of a shipwreck but do not know the exact date, this Storm List may indicate which newspapers or copies of Lloyd's List could be worth searching.