Biographical entry Forbes, J. N.
J. N. Forbes was captain on James Baine's clipper Marco Polo (1852), which made the first fast passage for the Black Ball Line. She took her 930 passengers from Liverpool to Melbourne in 74 days, beating the steamer The Australia by a week.
- 'Forbes, J. N.', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1475714. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_f.html. Details
Created: 25 May 2001, Last modified: 4 July 2012
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