Marine Heritage Database

Helen Patterson - 1873

Ship Type

Typical Profile

Tonnage

373

Length(ft)

131.5

Breadth(ft)

29.5

Depth(ft)

13

Masts

Decks

Hull

Wood

Shipwreck Details

Description

Owned by David and George Patterson

Story

This fine Nova Scotian barque had just left Liverpool, Nova Scotia for Portland, Maine. Fighting heavy winds, she struck Neal's Ledges off of Liverpool Harbour. Her back was soon broken by the violence of the waves. The entire crew managed to survive, some of them making a narrow escape off the bowsprit of the barque as she broke up. Local vessels picked up the survivors. The rescue was widely reported and dramatic images of the sinking were carried in some of the illustrated newspapers of the day.

Vessel Type

Barque

Type of Event

Wrecked

Nature of Event

Unknown

Cause of Event

Stress of weather

Date of Wreck

1873-11-18

Location

Liverpool, Neal's Ledges

Cargo

Lives Lost

Voyage from

Liverpool, Nova Scotia , Canada

Voyage to

Portland, Maine , United States

Remarks

Ship Construction

Built at

Merigomish, Nova Scotia , Canada

Date

1869

Official Number

55548

Registered at

Pictou, Nova Scotia , Canada

Date

Propulsion

Sail

Rig

Details

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