ANTOINETTE

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ANTOINETTE

Vessel Type: Full-rigged Ship
Full-rigged
Nationality: American
Wrecked on Sea Lion Island, south of East Falkland in late 1857. The crew of 12 and one passenger survived but the cargo of guano was lost.

Main Use:

Cargo

Years Active:

Power:

Sail

Built:

Size:

535 Net tons

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Main Use: Cargo
Power: Sail
Size: 535 Net tons
The American ANTIONETTE, with Master McCormack in command, was on a voyage from the Chincha Islands in Peru to Cork in Ireland with one passenger, 12 crew and a cargo of guano fertiliser when she was wrecked. There are conflicting suggestions as to the exact date. The New York Times says 24th October 1857, yet the Stanley Shipping Register gives 23rd November. The American Schooner NANCY, Captain William Horton Smyley left Stanley on 27 November 1857 bound for Sea Lion Island, with seven crew, to ‘look after’ the wreck of the ANTOINETTE on Sea Lion Island and bring back the ship’s crew. She returned to Stanley on 01 December 1857. Some books and wreck maps suggest that a vessel called ATALANTA was wrecked on Sea Lion on the same date. This would appear to have arisen from a corrected error in the ‘Name’ column in the Shipping Register where the Shipping Master crossed-out ATALANTA and wrote ANTIONETTE. [No evidence has been found for an ATALANTA ever being wrecked locally.]
The American ANTIONETTE, with Master McCormack in command, was on a voyage from the Chincha Islands in Peru to Cork in Ireland with one passenger, 12 crew and a cargo of guano fertiliser when she was wrecked. There are conflicting suggestions as to the exact date. The New York Times says 24th October 1857, yet the Stanley Shipping Register gives 23rd November. The American Schooner NANCY, Captain William Horton Smyley left Stanley on 27 November 1857 bound for Sea Lion Island, with seven crew, to ‘look after’ the wreck of the ANTOINETTE on Sea Lion Island and bring back the ship’s crew. She returned to Stanley on 01 December 1857. Some books and wreck maps suggest that a vessel called ATALANTA was wrecked on Sea Lion on the same date. This would appear to have arisen from a corrected error in the ‘Name’ column in the Shipping Register where the Shipping Master crossed-out ATALANTA and wrote ANTIONETTE. [No evidence has been found for an ATALANTA ever being wrecked locally.]

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