EXE

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EXE

Years Active: 1868-1922
Vessel Type: Yawl
Yawl
Nationality: Falkland Islands
Wrecked outside Adventure Harbour, East Falkland, when she got caught up in kelp and ‘hammered’ holes in her bottom in August 1922.

Main Use:

Farm settlement support

Years Active:

1868-1922

Power:

Sail

Built:

Size:

18 Net (but seen ranging from 8-18) tons

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

Built and dis-assembled Exmouth, re-assembled by Packe’s at Fox Bay.
Main Use: Farm settlement support
Power: Sail
Design/Build: Built and dis-assembled Exmouth, re-assembled by Packe’s at Fox Bay.
Size: 18 Net (but seen ranging from 8-18) tons
EXE was ferrying calves from Bleaker Island settlement to Adventure Harbour, Lafonia, on 25th August 1922 when she ran into trouble and was wrecked. Owner Arthur F. Cobb, who was present described the loss: “When beating through a passage between two Sisters, EXE miss-stayed and got into kelp. If she had not mis-stayed, all would have been well. If tide had been rising instead of falling, we could probably have got her off, or, if the wind had not risen, we could have got her off next tide. As it was, she hammered holes in her bottom, and filled as the tide rose. No lives were lost, the three calves aboard were towed to a tussac island by the dinghy. The crew tried to get EXE round with sweeps and kedge her off, but to no avail. Weather fine and clear, sea smooth, just past high tide.”
EXE was ferrying calves from Bleaker Island settlement to Adventure Harbour, Lafonia, on 25th August 1922 when she ran into trouble and was wrecked. Owner Arthur F. Cobb, who was present described the loss: “When beating through a passage between two Sisters, EXE miss-stayed and got into kelp. If she had not mis-stayed, all would have been well. If tide had been rising instead of falling, we could probably have got her off, or, if the wind had not risen, we could have got her off next tide. As it was, she hammered holes in her bottom, and filled as the tide rose. No lives were lost, the three calves aboard were towed to a tussac island by the dinghy. The crew tried to get EXE round with sweeps and kedge her off, but to no avail. Weather fine and clear, sea smooth, just past high tide.”

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