|Thos. Henry Nichols|
Mr. Thos. Henry Nichols, Master Mariner, Port Cygnet, is the owner of the ketch "Good Intent", which no better sailer leaves the port of Hobart. He has been identified with the shipping trade all his life.
Mr. Nichols is the eldest son of Mr. Thomas Nichols, Who for some twenty odd years traded to the Huon in the "Good Intent", the ketch having been built at Port Cygnet in 1877 by Mr. John Wilson, who still carries on ship-building at the Port.
Mr. Nichols' antecedents date back to the very early days, his grandfather, Mr. William Nichols, being credited as the first inhabitant of the Port, he having landed somewhere about 1818.
Mr. Thomas Henry Nichols was born at Port Cygnet in 1872, and educated locally. He served his time to the sea with his father, and obtained a master's certificate in 1893. On the retirement of Mr. Nichols senior in 1896 the subject of this notice took command of the "Good Intent", and has been trading between the Huon and Hobart ever since.
In 1899 he purchased the steamer "Beautiful Star," of 15O tons registered tonnage, and formerly belonging to the Union S.S. Co. She is now trading between Port Cygnet and Channel ports.
Mr. Nichols' residence is at Crooked Tree Point, Port Cygnet, where he has eighteen acres of property, two of which are fruit-bearing.
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