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SHIPWRECK DATES: 1813 - 1854

DATE TONS SHIP CPTN NATION REMARKS
1813 180 ISABELLA British Ship of London, homeward bound from Australia, wrecked on Speedwell Island.
1820
09.02.
URANIE French Corvette on a scientific expedition, struck off Volunteer Point, beached head of Berkley Sound.
1830
14.02.
MAGELLAN French Wrecked in Johnson's Harbour, in what is now known as Magellan Cove.
1832 NEW BEDSEZ FrenchWrecked, locality unknown, but possibly in Berkley Sound. "Crew rescued by Captain Smyley."
1833 PIERRE LOVIT or LOUIS FrenchWrecked, "in the sound", probably Falkland Sound. "Crew rescued by Cpt. Smyley."
1843350 VENTUREPatrickBritishBarque of Dundee, Callao to Swansea, unseaworthy, and condemned at Port Louis.
1845
08.10.
210MARY GRAYP. Burnett U.S.A.Wood ship of Peterhead,Santos to Valpariso,with sugar. Total loss on Pebble
Jan.DANIEL GRANT G. MintyU.S.A.Barque, Liverpool to Lima, struck of Beauchene Island. Not known if vessel was lost but on chart is shown a rock marked "Mintay1841" "doubtful"
1849
15.08.
500 ROBERT FULTONG. ChaseU.S.A. Wood ship, New York to San Francisco. Lively Island.
DATE TONS SHIP CPTN NATION REMARKS
1850
11.08.
615
MARGARET D. File BritishBarque, leaky and over-loaded, 200 days out from London (60 from Cape Horn) condemned and used as coal hulk, finally used as pier-head, Government jetty.
24.10.150GRANITEUptonU.S.A.Brig, Boston to Calafonia, West Point Island.


Unknown

1850, near wreck of "Granite". Reported Capt. of "Waldron."

600WALDRON
MooreU.S.A.Boston to Calafornia with coal, on fire & abandoned between New Is. and Carcass Is.
1851
380CHANCEElderBritishL'pool to Calafornia 6 months out, rounded Cape Horn but driven back & foundered 125 miles. S.W. Beauchene Is. Crew arr. at Rollon's Cove
1852
17.09.
273LEVENSIDE
CampbellBritishBarque from New Is. with guano, struck Billy Rock, P. William, sank immediately. Owners, T.P. Wilson, London.
1853
22.01.
561ACTAEONRobertsonBritishBarq. L'pool-'Frisco 154 days out, arr from C. Horn condemned & hulked, now at end of West Jetty.
1854
27.01.
400COURIERBurnseeU.S.A.'Frisco-N. York. Bull Point Capt. imprisoned-auctioned vessel without license.
01.04.240GLAUCUS BennysonBritishBrig, L'pool-Valparaiso, wrecked Governor Island.
266GEORGE BUTZRichU.S.A. Brig, Philadelphia to San Francisco, general cargo, 76 days out Lost on Grand Jason.

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