Marine Heritage Database

Express - 1898

Ship Type

Typical Profile

Tonnage

298

Length(ft)

202

Breadth(ft)

Depth(ft)

Masts

Decks

Hull

Steel

Shipwreck Details

Description

Story

EXPRESS piled onto the rocks right in front of the Bon Portage lighthouse. All aboard escaped unscathed. As of 2001, her two boilers remain intact on the intertidal zone beside the lighthouse.

Vessel Type

Steam, Unrigged

Type of Event

Loss

Nature of Event

Stranded

Cause of Event

Unknown

Date of Wreck

1898-09-16

Location

Bon Portage Island

Cargo

Lives Lost

Voyage from

Halifax to Barrington, Nova Scotia , Canada

Voyage to

Remarks

Total Loss.

Ship Construction

Built at

Scotland

Date

May 1897

Registered at

Lancaster, Lancashire , England

Date

Propulsion

Rig

Unrigged

Details

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