Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Belle: Barque Longue; Length: 15.5 m; Beam: 4.3 m; 47 tons; Comp.: 26; Armament: 6 guns; Rochefort, France; 1684

Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle's flagship on his disastrous 1684 expedition to establish a French colony near the mouth of the Mississippi. Neither La Salle, nor his ship Belle would survive the unfortunate and plagued venture.

Winwick: Barque; 266 ton; Crew: 11; Lynn; 1835

Winwick sailed under the command of Captain Ware between London, Cadiz and Montevideo between 1835 and 1840. The barque and her cargo of 180 tuns of oil and three passengers were wrecked on the 12th of December 1841 at Lyall Bay, Wellington New Zealand wich Captain Ware may have mistaken for Port Nicholson. One life was lost. The oil, stores, furniture and tackle were sold off by public auction on December 30th 1841.

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