Lady of the Lake
Cape St. Francis on May 11, 1833.
was an Lady of the Lake Aberdeen-built brig that sank off the coast of Newfoundland in May 1833, with the loss of up to 265 passengers and crew. [1 ] [2 ]
Sinking [ edit ]
The vessel had departed from
Belfast on April 8, 1833, bound for Quebec. At 8:00 a.m. on May 11, 1833, Lady of the Lake was struck by ice on the starboard bow and began to sink, about 250 miles east of Cape St. Francis, Newfoundland. One of the lifeboats capsized shortly after lowering, with the loss of an estimated 80 individuals. Lady of the Lake continued to sink with about 30 passengers clinging to the maintop mast. The survivors spent 75 hours in an open boat before being rescued by the ship Amazon. [3 ] [4 ]
Sources differ as to the final death toll, with estimates ranging from 170
to 265. [5 ] [6 ] [3 ]
Voyages from 1829–1833 [ edit ]
Port of Departure
Port of Arrival
Sept 2, 1829
October 22, 1829
H. Lemesurier & Co
November 17, 1829
H. Lemesurier & Co
August 25, 1830
October 13, 1830
Rodger Dean & Co.
November 16, 1830
Rodger Dean & Co
April 2, 1832
June 2, 1832
Transport 15 Settlers
August 27, 1832
Oct 19, 1832
At Grosse Isle on Oct 16th?
References [ edit ]
^ "Wreck of the Lady of the Lake". The Courier (Middlesex, London). July 4, 1833.
^ "Distressing Shipwrecks". The Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania). June 18, 1833.
^ a b Thomas, R. (1848). . Silas Andrus & Son. p. 356-7. Interesting and authentic narratives of the most remarkable shipwrecks, fires, famines, calamities, providential deliverances, and lamentable disasters on the seas: in most parts of the world
^ 1833 - May, National Research Council of Canada.
^ Baehre, Rainer (1999). McGill-Queens. p. 36. Outrageous Seas: Shipwreck and Survival in the Waters Off Newfoundland, 1583-1893
^ International Ice Patrol, United States Coast Guard History.
^ a b The Ship List, Ship Arrivals at the Port of Quebec, 1829
^ a b The Ship List, Ship Arrivals at the Port of Quebec, 1830
^ a b The Ship List, Ship Arrivals at the Port of Quebec, 1832
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 46°50′N 47°10′W / 46.833°N 47.167°W