Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #2
Halifax and Approaches
Tug and barge in gale
similar to Dorcas & Stewart
Dorcas and Etta Stewart
New York Times report
The table below provides historical and statistical data on the vessel. Some of the information may be incomplete. If you have additions or corrections, please e-mail us at the address listed below.
|Vessel Name||Etta Stewart|
|Vessel Type||Coal Barge (converted barque)|
|Owner||Samuel Cunard Co. (Halifax)|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||161' / 34' /|
|Propulsion||Towed by tug (some auxiliary sails)|
|Built||1872 at St. John, NB|
|Date of Loss||August 22, 1893|
|Reason for Loss||Struck ledge in gale while under tow by tug Dorcas (see our Dorcas data page). Both vessels were wrecked|
|Fatalities||24 crew and passengers from both vessels (no survivors)|
|Last Trip||Sydney to St John, NB|
|Wreck Location||Off Lawrencetown - between Shut-In Shoals and mainland beaches|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
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|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Wreck Condition||Probably completely broken up - some wreckage may remain|
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