Letter from SW Soundings No.62 (Feb 2005)
Bark "Cybele", master Charles Heckler circa.1835
I am researching my family history and have a Charles Heckler (1777) and his son Charles (1807) who were
both Master Mariners. I have a report that Charles Heckler was the Master of the British Bark "Cybele" which is
described as a double bottomed ship. On the 26th. March 1832 he sailed from Bridgwater to Quebec and again on
the 14th April 1835 from Gloucester arriving in Quebec on the 27th May with 6 settlers and general
I would like to know more about the ship, if there are any photographs or prints also where built, where
registered and any other voyages made. I would of course also like to find anything else about either Charles
I wonder if any of your members or readers would have any information that would be of assistance to me?
Please contact me at 23 Glen Road, West Cross, SwanseaSA3 5PR.
Tel. 01792 4193
From Keith Moore
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