ALICE

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ALICE

Years Active: 1872-1893
Vessel Type: Cutter
Cutter
Nationality: Falkland Islands
Foundered and sank at Weddell Island, West Falkland during a severe gale on Good Friday 1893 after being “rather heavily laden”.

Main Use:

Farm Settlement Support

Years Active:

1872-1893

Power:

Sail

Built:

c1872

Size:

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Oliver & Co. in Quebec, Canada
Main Use: Farm Settlement Support
Built: c1872
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Oliver & Co. in Quebec, Canada
On 17 February 1882 ALICE arrived at Jason West Cay when the ship LADY DUFFERIN was wrecked there. According to Roddy Napier, two of her lifeboats were saved, one going to Carcass Island, and the other to West Point Island where it was converted into a cutter and used as a farm vessel, ALICE. In April 1893, the local press reported “Local Shipping Disasters. – The cutter ALICE foundered, being rather heavily laden. During the 31st March Good Friday gale, the CASTALIA, FAIR ROSAMOND and FLORA dragged ashore, the RESULT parted both anchor chains, HENGIST’s steam cutter sank, IONE slipped both anchors and went to sea, and RIPPLING WAVE crossed from Patagonia under a small piece of mainsail, boats stove, etc.”
On 17 February 1882 ALICE arrived at Jason West Cay when the ship LADY DUFFERIN was wrecked there. According to Roddy Napier, two of her lifeboats were saved, one going to Carcass Island, and the other to West Point Island where it was converted into a cutter and used as a farm vessel, ALICE. In April 1893, the local press reported “Local Shipping Disasters. – The cutter ALICE foundered, being rather heavily laden. During the 31st March Good Friday gale, the CASTALIA, FAIR ROSAMOND and FLORA dragged ashore, the RESULT parted both anchor chains, HENGIST’s steam cutter sank, IONE slipped both anchors and went to sea, and RIPPLING WAVE crossed from Patagonia under a small piece of mainsail, boats stove, etc.”

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