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Tahiti. Another brigantine built by Matthew Turner on Mission Creek was the Tahiti, a brig of 190 tons gross burden, launched in 1881. The handsome Tahiti fell into evil hands in 1891 when Captain W.H. Ferguson used her for “blackbirding”—recruiting coffee plantation labor by legal and illegal means. She was found bottom up near Manzanillo “with no sign of life, nor were any bodies seen floating around.”108 Matthew Turner blamed the captain for not keeping her water casks filled.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Museum (B7.9,162n)

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