According to this private correspondence, Euphrates was a freight ship chartered by the British government in 1858 to carry men of the Royal Engineers and supplies to Vancouver Island and the mainland. As indicated in this document, Shaw, Savill and Company acted as brokers for Euphrates.
On June 27, 1859, the British Colonist reports that The Bark Euphrates arrived in Esquimalt, from London, and that during the 160-day voyage, one Edward Ellingfield of Yarmouth was lost overboard, despite efforts to save him with Hen-coops.1
Mentions of this vessel in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Euphrates. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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