Marine Heritage Database

F. B. G. - 1954

Ship Type

Typical Profile

Tonnage

34

Length(ft)

61

Breadth(ft)

18.5

Depth(ft)

6.5

Masts

2

Decks

1

Hull

Wood

Shipwreck Details

Description

F.B.G. was the last coastal schooner built in Nova Scotia. She carried wood, coal and other staples of the coastal trade in the Bay of Fundy until the 1950s when she was wrecked. Detailed drawings and photographs were made of her wreckage by the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to preserve details of this workhorse type of vessel. Her plans were used to build a coastal schooner replica, the schooner AVON SPIRIT, in 1997. The name was taken from the initials of her builders, Fred Green and Boyd Gibson.

Story

This wreck destroyed the last working coastal schooner in Nova Scotia. F. B. G. was beached at Kingsport undergoing protracted repairs. Her owner had kept sailing long after other working schooners had given up and tried to keep F.B.G. in service even if there was not much business. She was destroyed by Hurricane Edna. Her wreckage remained on the beach for many years after and was carefully studied by historians.

Vessel Type

Schooner, General Cargo

Type of Event

Total loss

Nature of Event

Wrecked

Cause of Event

Broke moorings

Date of Wreck

1954-09-09

Location

Kingsport Beach

Cargo

None

Lives Lost

Voyage from

Voyage to

Remarks

Ship Construction

Built at

Kingsport, Nova Scotia , Canada

Date

1929

Registered at

Windsor, Nova Scotia , Canada

Date

Propulsion

Sail

Rig

Schooner

Details

Built by Fred Green and his stepson, Boyd Gibson. Builders were also owners.

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