According to this private correspondence, Georgiana of Sydney was a 41-tonne sloop owned by William Rowland of England. Georgianna sailed to Haida Gwaii in 1851 in search of gold. It was wrecked on the East side of Haida Gwaii and the crew were held by the Indigenous people.
Demaris Cove was charted as a Revenue Vessel by the US Collector of Customs Mr. Moses in order to rescue Georgianna’s remaining crew. According to Scott, Captain Balch, with the Demaris Cove, managed to safely ransom all the detainees.1
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 55.
Mentions of this vessel in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Georgianna. 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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