Wallace, Frederick W. Wooden Ships and Iron Men: The Story of the Square-Rigged Merchant Marine of British North America, the Ships, Their Builders and Owners and the Men Who Sailed Them. New York: George Sully & Company, 1924. Print. P. 36.
"The year 1847 saw a flotilla of good-sized vessels launched from the yards of Quebec ship-builders. The number included 28 ships, 25 barques, and 5 brigs. ... The New Brunswick ship-builders, who were then close rivals of the Quebeckers, drew attention to themselves when Owens and Duncan, of St. John, built the ship Forest Monarch, of I542 tons. This vessel was 171 feet long, 35 feet beam, and 23·2 feet deep."
The Forest Monarch made numerous voyages to the Australian Colonies
From Glasgow on the 19th of July 1855 arrived Port Phillip Bay on the 16th of November 1855 carrying 33 passengers.
From Glasgow arrived Launceston on the 21st of July 1857 carrying 144 Immigrants.
From the Port of Plymouth on the 25th of August 1858 arrived at Sydney on the 21st of December 1858 where she was placed in Quarantine.
- SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. from The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) of Saturday 17 November 1855, Page 4. first accessed 16th of November, 2019 at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/154861468?
- TO CAPTAIN ANDERSON, OF THE SHIP "FOREST MONARCH." from the Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899) of Thursday 23 July 1857, Page 2. first accessed 16th of November, 2019 at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36301860
- FOREST MONARCH from the Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters website first accessed 16th of November, 2019 at: http://marinersandships.com.au/1858/12/039for.htm
- NRS5316/4_4795/Forest Monarch_21 Dec 1858/ from the Assisted Immigrants (digital) Shipping Lists on the New South Wales State Archives and Records website first accessed 16th of November, 2019 at: http://indexes.records.nsw.gov.au/ebook/list.aspx?series=NRS5316&item=4_4795&ship=Forest%20Monarch
- SHIPPING. from The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) of Wednesday the 22nd of December 1858, Page 4. first accessed 16th of November, 2019 at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13014705?
- Assisted immigrant ships 1832 - 1889 an Extract from Guide to the public records of Tasmania, records relating to free immigration (Appendix f) on Libraries Tasmania website at: https://www.libraries.tas.gov.au/archive-heritage/guides-records/Pages/Immigrant-ships.aspx
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