NOUVELLE BETSY

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NOUVELLE BETSY

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Nationality: French
Struck rocks and wrecked in the Falkland Islands in January 1832 with 40 people on board. All were rescued by an American schooner, the DASH.

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Whaling/Sealing

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Sail

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Main Use: Whaling/Sealing
Power: Sail
According to Captain Simon Coste’s log, NOUVELLE BETSY, from Nantes, France, struck rocks at 51°20’ South 63°21’ West on 10th January 1832. This is approximately 160 miles due West of West Point Island, where no rocks exist. Captain Coste’s described the location of the rocks as between Pain de Sucre and llle Cabrera. The Pain de Sucre, Sugar Loaf, probably refers to South Jason Island. llle Cabrera might be Elephant Jason Island. If so, then the rocks the NOUVELLE BETSY struck could be either Hope Reef, or the rocks to the West end of Elephant Jason Island. The crew survived and were rescued by the American schooner DASH, Captain Davidson, who landed the forty crew of the NOUVELLE BETSY at Port Louis on 2nd March 1832. Records show that a vessel called LOUISIANA, from Nantes, was lost in the Falklands also on 10th January 1832. It is likely that the LOUISIANA and NOUVELLE BETSY are one and the same with dual registrations in France and USA.
According to Captain Simon Coste’s log, NOUVELLE BETSY, from Nantes, France, struck rocks at 51°20’ South 63°21’ West on 10th January 1832. This is approximately 160 miles due West of West Point Island, where no rocks exist. Captain Coste’s described the location of the rocks as between Pain de Sucre and llle Cabrera. The Pain de Sucre, Sugar Loaf, probably refers to South Jason Island. llle Cabrera might be Elephant Jason Island. If so, then the rocks the NOUVELLE BETSY struck could be either Hope Reef, or the rocks to the West end of Elephant Jason Island. The crew survived and were rescued by the American schooner DASH, Captain Davidson, who landed the forty crew of the NOUVELLE BETSY at Port Louis on 2nd March 1832. Records show that a vessel called LOUISIANA, from Nantes, was lost in the Falklands also on 10th January 1832. It is likely that the LOUISIANA and NOUVELLE BETSY are one and the same with dual registrations in France and USA.

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