O'Flynn - Sailing vessel on the
western comedy adventure HERE COME THE
BRIDES/ABC/1968-70. The Shamus O'Flynn was commissioned by Jason Bolt (Robert
Brown), a lumber man from Seattle (circa 1870s) to sail to New Bedford,
Massachusetts and bring back a cargo of 100 young women who would be willing to
marry the love-starved men of his Bridal Veil Mountain logging camp.
The skipper of the Shamus O'Flynn was Captain Roland Francis Clancey (Henry Beckman).
Additional crew member included Jonathan Horn.
Of the 100 brides accompanying the
Bolt Brothers back to Seattle, there were: Prudence Barton, Hanna Dosie Borden,
Sarah Elizabeth Brown, Angeline Eliza Catlett, Lavinia Danforth, Anne-Claire
"Sunny" Gates, Emmy Lou Jacobson, Serena Jacobson, Margaret Lowe,
Lena MacBeth, Holly Grace McCaskill, Kathleen "Katchie" McQuire, Katherine
"Kitty" Mary Margaret Mulhern, Felicity Parker,
Sarah Antoinette Patterson, Samantha Piper, Carla Louise Riley, Karen St. James,
Anne Scarborough, Charity Stanford, Amelia Rose Wedgeworth, and Lili Mae Wetzel.
"Tomorrow, I shall set out on a journey to the other side of the world, or at
least it seems that far away. Papa says that anyone setting off on such a great
adventure has to keep a journal so her descendants will be able to ready the
story. I have signed a contract with Mr. Jason Bolt to move to the city of
Seattle in the Washington Territory for the purpose of getting married. I am not
marrying Mr. Bolt, but will be free to meet the other men of Seattle. It seems
like such a long way, but if I stay here in New Bedford, I'll be an old maid and
there will be no descendants to read any journals." - Margaret Lowe
After leaving the 100 brides in the care of Jason Bolt, and his brothers,
Joshua and Jason, Clancey decided to stay in Seattle and use his aging boat to
transport the Bolt Brother's lumber from Seattle to San Francisco.
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