On this date in our family history . . . the 25th day of February in the year 1844 . . . the following news clipping was published in a New Orleans newspaper . . .
Missing Vessel. -- Letters have recently been received, stating that the French brig Amanda, which put into Bermuda in distress, last February, on a voyage from Texas to Havre, and sailed thence the same month, for her destined port, has not since been heard of. The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25, 1844.
One of the passengers on the brig Amanda (which sailed from Galveston, and was never heard from again) was Alexander Lemaire, who is a 3rd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog.
P.S. Please do contact me if you happen across a passenger list for this ship. benotforgot at gmail dot com