Marine Heritage Database

Crofton Hall - 1898

Ship Type

Typical Profile

H

P

G

D


Code Flags

Tonnage

2123

Length(ft)

301.7

Breadth(ft)

39.1

Depth(ft)

23.6

Masts

four

Decks

Hull

Iron

Shipwreck Details

Description

A fine example of a large iron hull barque, this vessel was owned by Chas. G. Dunn & Co.

Story

Soon after CROFTON HALL went aground, Alexander Graham Bell, accompanied by members of his family, visited the island and wrote of the wreck in his diary. CROFTON HALL was also the third vessel for which the newly arrived 'Lyle Gun' was used to attach a breeches buoy and rescue family and crew.

Vessel Type

Barque

Type of Event

Loss

Nature of Event

Stranded

Cause of Event

Fog

Date of Wreck

1898-04-17

Location

Sable Island, NE Bar, south side, 3 miles E of light

Cargo

in ballast

Lives Lost

Voyage from

Dundee, Dundee , Scotland

Voyage to

New York, New York , United States

Remarks

Ship Construction

Built at

Date

Official Number

87835

Registered at

Liverpool, Merseyside , UK

Date

Propulsion

Sail

Rig

Barque

Details

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