SS Mary Dare, 1850-1854
Mary Dare was a 149-tonne Hudson's Bay Company brigantine.1 It arrived in Victoria in 1847, commanded at the time by James Cooper.2
This 1851 despatch reports that the master of the Mary Dare discovered gold on Haida Gwaii. Until returning to England in 1853, Mary Dare ran supplies between Fort Vancouver, Victoria, and Hawaii; during this time it was commanded by James Allen Scarborough and William Mouat.3
Mentions of this vessel in the documents