Shipping in our Family History

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Since the earliest traces of our line of the Brew family, the men have been associated with ships and seagoing. There must have been something in the blood of consecutive generations, who felt drawn to the sea. Maybe it was the smell of ocean air, or perhaps the feeling of freedom created by wide open skies and long lonely stretches of ocean. Maybe it was the feeling of being close to nature or the excitement of the challenge of taking on the elements and surviving.
Sometimes I wish I could ask my forefathers what they felt and what kept pulling them away from their families, a yearning so strong that it led some to their death, to family break-up, to war, and even to emigration to the other side of the world.

In the linked pages you will find details of the many ships involved in our family history, taken to a great part from information from Lloyd's Register of Shipping, but also details of Brews' service upon each ship taken from Crew Agreements, and many other sources. There are several accounts of ship wrecks, voyages, and rescues, along with crew lists from a number of the "family's" ships.

You will also find a few shipping accounts in the Military Service pages of this site.

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