The Harpooner was a chartered barque that sailed the northwest coast and the Pacific. In 1852, a
rumour began that Captain Morice and his wife were murdered. However, Mrs. Morice
corrected that rumour in a letter, explaining that several ships had had that fate upon landing in
China, but that they had not been victims of the same. The ship carried passengers and cargo.
Captain Morice was in the Fort at least one year prior to the 1849 entry, having dropped off coal
miner John Muir and his family.
- Beattie, Judith Hudson and Helen M. Buss. Undelivered Letters to Hudson's Bay Company Men
on the Northwest Coast of America, 1830-57. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011.
- Hawaiian Mission Houses. “The Friend 16 November 1853 Edition 01.” Hawaiian Mission
Houses: Historic Site and Archives. http://server2.honweb.com/mhm-friend/cgi-bin/mhm-