According to this private correspondence, Georgianna 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