Ella Moore (barque)

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Ella Moore (ship, 1892) - mma 21347
Ella Moore stranded near Canso, Nova Scotia on 1 July 1892
Name: Ella Moore (1867-1907)
Owner: D.B. & C.F. Eaton
Port of registry:  Canada, Windsor, Nova Scotia
Route: North Atlantic
Completed: 1867
Acquired: 1867
Maiden voyage: 1867
In service: 1867
Out of service: 1907
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Fate: Scrapped 1907
General characteristics
Type: Barque
Tonnage: 391 GRT
Length: 41.5 metres (136 ft 2 in)
Beam: 9.2 metres (30 ft 2 in)
Depth: 4.5 metres (14 ft 9 in)
Installed power: 3 masts
Propulsion: Sails

Ella Moore was a Canadian barque that enjoyed a long career sailing the North Atlantic and survived many storms and even a grounding in 1892 before being scrapped in 1907.[1]


Ella Moore was built in Halls Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada, for the D.B. & C.F. Eaton of Cornwallis company. She was completed 1867 and was at the time one of the largest vessels built in Halls Harbour. The ship was 41.5 metres (136 ft 2 in) long, had a beam of 9.2 metres (30 ft 2 in), and had a depth of 4.5 metres (14 ft 9 in). She was assessed at 391 GRT and had three masts.[1]


Ella Moore enjoyed a long career on the North Atlantic, where she survived a number of severe storms that lightly damaged her. She also made some fast passages, including a voyage in 1881 from Eatonville, Nova Scotia, to Belfast, Ireland, and back with a cargo of lumber which she made in only two months.[1]

Ella Moore ran aground on rocks near Canso, Nova Scotia with a cargo of railroad ties. Despite her precarious position, she was refloated, repaired, and returned to service later that year.[1]

Final disposition[edit]

Ella Moore was scrapped in 1907. She had sailed the North Atlantic for 40 years before her retirement.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Ella Moore - 1892". novascotia.ca. 5 October 2007. Retrieved 16 May 2016.