A Report from a Worksop Newspaper

This is an account of Miss Elizabeth Sarah Brisco's childhood voyages round Cape Horn. According to her story, one voyage took place when she was 10 years old, during which, a Norwegian sailor died.
Nearly 7 years later her father died at sea. She was born in 1881 and her father died in 1900. This tale places the 12-month voyage between 1891 & 1893.

Ships articles for the "Florence Stella" in which her father Captain Robert William Brisco had a 4/64th share, shows it made a voyage from Barry Wales on the 28th May 1891 to Iquique Chile via Montevideo Uruguay and terminating in Newport Mon. Wales on the 28th March 1892. Onboard was a Norwegian Able Seaman G. Hanson who died on the 26th June 1891 and was buried at sea at Latitiude 7.22 North Longitude 23.58 West. On arrival at Montevideo , her elder brother John Brisco, who had previously arrived on the "Baltic" was waiting and signed on as Able Seaman for the return leg. The next voyage records John Brisco signing on as Bosun and their elder brother Robert W. Brisco signed as the Mate.

Her Sister Annie accompanied her on this voyage,

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