List 4 (1865 – 1909)

Continued from Ship List 3

Reminder note: The symbol ‘↔’ indicates a round trip, completed that year. The numbers in the final column are indexed to the Sources for Ship List 4. The symbol ‘▪’ indicates ship’s log is available HBCA (Hudson’s Bay Company Archives); the symbol ‘*’ indicates vessel is listed in HBCA “Book of Ships Movements.”

Table 51

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot  in charge Remarks Source list #
1865 ? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
? ? 720
? ? 720
? ? 720
? ? 720
? ? 720
? ? 720
1866 Lady Head —– ‘three masted, stately’ —– barque 457 HBC John James 746 ▪ *
Prince Rupert [VII] ———— ‘clipper’ barque 491 Henry Bishop 747 ▪ *
SS Labrador [I] ————— brig R.B. Wood (to Quebec)/ David J. Herd —–—- via Quebec 748 ▪ *
Ocean Nymph barque 310 James Taylor wintered 749 ▪ *
Ansell Gibbs barque 303 New Bedford whaler/ Jonathan Bourne Jr. Charles B. Kilmer wintered 750
Black Eagle barque 229 New Bedford whaler/ S. Thomas  & Company Edwin W. White 751
Glacier schooner 177 Edwin A. Potter 752
Morning Star barque 238 Charles E. Allen 753
Orray Taft —– barque 134 New Bedford whaler/ S. Thomas  & Company George Joseph Parker 754
Pioneer ——— ‘steam’——— barque 228 New Bedford whaler/ James D. Thompson Capt. Hoxie 755

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Table 52

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot  in charge Remarks Source list #
1866 George and Mary ———— barque 105 New London whaler/ Williams & Barnes Horace M. Newbury wintered 756
Cornelia schooner 148 Groton Connecticut whaler/ Ebenezer Morgan Lorenzo D. Baker 757
Concordia barque 217 Sag Harbor whaler/ O.R. Wade Capt. Skinner 758
1867 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——— barque 457 HBC John James 759 ▪ *
Prince Rupert [VII] ————- ‘clipper’ ——– barque 491 Henry Bishop 760 ▪ *
SS Labrador [I] ————— brig R.B. Wood 761 ▪ *
Milwood ——- barque 216 New Bedford whaler/ G. Allen & Son Isaac Allen wintered 762
Andrews ——- (St. Andrews)barque 277 New Bedford whaler/ J. Bourne Jr. Timothy C. Packard wintered; lost 763
Isabella ——— brig 192 New London whaler/ Richard H. Chappell Capt. Bailey did not arrive 764
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
? ? 720
? ? 720
? ? 720
? ? 720
? ? 720
1868 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——— barque 457 HBC John James 765 ▪ *
Prince Rupert[VII] ———— ‘clipper’ ——– barque 491 Henry Bishop 766 ▪ *

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Table 53

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot  in charge Remarks Source list #
1868 SS Labrador [I] —————- brig HBC R.B. Wood 767 ▪ *
Ansel Gibbs barque 303 New Bedford whaler/ Jonathan Bourne Jr. Elanthan B. Fisher wintered 768
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
1869 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——— barque 457 HBC John James 769 ▪ *
Prince Rupert [VII] ————- ‘clipper’ ——– barque 491 Henry Bishop 770 *
SS Labrador [I] —————- brig Capt. Butler (out)/ Capt. Walker (home) to Ungava   —– 771 ▪ *
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
? ? 720
1870 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——— barque 457 HBC John James 772 ▪ *
Prince Rupert [VII] ———— ‘clipper’ ——– barque 491 Henry Bishop 773 *
Ocean Nymph barque 310 George B. Galbraith home via Rigolet —– 774 *
SS Labrador [I] ————— brig Andrew Walker (out)/ John Benton (home) 775 ▪ *
Plover ———– yawl ? local craft & service 776
Ansel Gibbs barque 303 New Bedford whaler/ J. Bourne Jr. Elanthan B. Fisher wintered 777
S.B. Howes schooner 101 New London whaler/ Williams, Haven & Co. Capt. Gardner perhaps wintered 778
1871 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——– barque 457 HBC John James 779 *
Prince Rupert [VII] ———— ‘clipper’ barque 491 Henry Bishop 780 *

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Table 54

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot  in charge Remarks Source list #
1871 Ocean Nymph barque 310 HBC George B. Galbraith wintered Sorel, QC 781
SS Labrador [I] —————– brig Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey)/ John Bernier (Birnie) 782 ▪ *
Ansel Gibbs barque 303 New Bedford whaler/ J. Bourne Jr. Thomas McPherson wintered; lost, Marble Island 783
Glacier ———- barque New York whaler/ Morrison & Brown Edwin Potter, or Thomas F. Barry wintered to 1873 784
1872 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——– barque 457 HBC John James 785 *
Prince Rupert[VII] ———— ‘clipper’ ——– barque 491 Henry Bishop 786 *
Walrus ——— ‘A1 13 yrs.’schooner 68 Henry William Tuggey home 1874 via NF 787
SS Labrador [I] —————– brig Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey)/ ? to Ungava —— 788 ▪ *
Orray Taft —– barque New Bedford whaler/ Andrew H. Potter George Joseph Parker wintered; wreck Marble Island 789
Abbie Bradford (Bradford) schooner 115 New Bedford whaler/ Jonathan Bourne Jr. Robert P. Gifford wintered 790
John Atwood schooner Provincetown whaler/ E.E. Small Capt. Fisher 791
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
1873 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——– barque 457 HBC Geo. B. Galbraith (out)/ Henry Bishop wintered 792 *
Prince Rupert[VII] ————- ‘clipper’ ——– barque 491 Henry Bishop 793 *
SS Labrador [I] —————– brig Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) to Ungava —— 794 ▪ *
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
? ? 720

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Table 55

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot  in charge Remarks Source list #
1874 Ocean Nymph barque 310 HBC Henry Bishop (out)/ Geo.B. Galbraith (home) 795 *
Mink schooner/ brig 92 John Taylor/ Alexander Main (out)/ Gilbert Hackland local duty to 1903? 796 ▪
Kayoshk schooner ? local duty to 1879? 797 ▪
SS Labrador [I] —————– brig Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) to Ungava —– 798 *
Abbie Bradford schooner 115 New Bedford whaler/ Jonathan Bourne Jr. Elnathan B. Fisher wintered 799
President barque 257 Robert F. Gifford 800
1875 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——— barque 457 HBC Henry Bishop 801 *
Ocean Nymph barque 310 John McPherson 802 *
SS Labrador [I] —————– brig Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey)/? to Ungava —– 803 *
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
? ? 720
1876 Ocean Nymph barque 310 HBC John McPherson 804 *
Prince of Wales [II] - barque Henry Bishop 805 *
? —————— ‘small sailing boat’ HBC or privately owned/ Rev. Peck unnamed Inuit ‘guide’ local craft 806
A. Houghton barque 219 New Bedford whaler/ John T. Richardson James G. Sinclair wintered; lost 807
1877 Ocean Nymph barque 310 HBC John McPherson 808 *
Prince of Wales [II] - barque Henry Bishop 809 *

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Table 56

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot  in charge Remarks Source list #
1877 ? Canadian Geological Survey/ Robert Bell ? local duty 810
A. Horton New Bedford whaler Capt. St. Clair wintered 811
A.T. Ross —— brig 197 New Bedford whaler/ F.T. Richardson J.N. Hyatt 812
Florenceschooner 56 New London whaler George E. Tyson 813
Era ————— schooner 134 New London whaler/ Haven, Williams & Co. Sanford S. Miner wintered 814
L.P. Simmons schooner 90 New London whaler/ Haven, Williams & Co. J.W. Buddington 815
Nile————– barque 292 New London whaler/ Haven, Williams & Co. John Spicer 816
1878 Ocean Nymph barque 310 HBC John McPherson 817 *
Prince of Wales [II] - barque Henry Bishop 818 *
Labrador Alexander Gray (Grey) to Ungava —– 819 *
Eöthen ———- ‘littleschooner’ NY whaler/ American Geographical  Society Thomas F. Barry/ ‘Esquimau Joe’ 820
A.J. Ross ——- brig 197 New Bedford whaler/ John T. Richardson James G. Sinclair lost; Roe’s Welcome Hudson Bay 821
Abbie Bradford schooner 115 New Bedford whaler/ Jonathan Bourne Elnathan B. Fisher wintered 822
Abbot Lawrence —— brig 160 New Bedford whaler/ Gilbert Allen Joseph A. Mosher 823
Franklinschooner 77 New Bedford whaler/ William Lewis Erastus Church Jr. 824
Isabella ——– brig 132 George S. Garvin 825
Soowoomba (alias Fort Churchill) schooner Depot Island, Inuit whaler Capt. Mokko (Marco) local duty 826

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Table 57

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot in charge Remarks Source list #
1879 Ocean Nymph barque 310 HBC John McPherson 827 *
Prince of Wales [II] - barque Henry Bishop 828 *
Labrador Alexander Gray to Ungava —– 829 *
Era ————– schooner 134 New London whaler/ C.A. Williams John O. Spicer wintered 830
George and Mary ———— barque 105 New Bedford whaler/ Jonathan Bourne Michael A. Baker 831
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
? ? 720
1880 Ocean Nymph barque 310 HBC John McPherson 832 *
Prince of Wales [II] - barque Henry Bishop 833 *
SS Diana ——- ‘steam-yacht’ J. Allan to Ungava —– 834 *
Labrador Alexander Gray to Ungava —– 835 *
Abbie Bradford schooner 115 New Bedford whaler/ Jonathan Bourne William H. Murphy wintered 836
Abbot Lawrence —– brig 160 New Bedford whaler/ Gilbert Allen Joseph A. Mosher 837
Isabella ——— brig 132 New Bedford whaler/   William Lewis Benjamin C. Blossom 838
Delia Hodgkiss United States whaler ? 839
1881 Ocean Nymph barque 310 HBC John McPherson 840 *
Prince of Wales [II] - barque Henry Bishop 841 *

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Table 58

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot  in charge Remarks Source list #
1881 SS Diana ——- ‘steam-yacht’ HBC James Allan to Ungava —– 842
Labrador Alexander Gray to Ungava —– 843 *
George and Mary ———— barque 105 New Bedford whaler/ Jonathan Bourne Albert C. Sherman wintered 844
Ellen Rodman schooner 73 New Bedford whaler/ Dean & Company R.P. Gifford lost, Whale Point Hudson Bay 845
Roswell King schooner 97 New London whaler/ C.A. Williams Timothy F. Clisby lost, North Bluff Hudson Bay 846
Delia Hodgkins schooner 95 New London whaler/ L.S. Miner Sanford S. Miner lost, (out) Pollock Rip No. 4 847
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
? ? 720
1882 Ocean Nymph barque 310 HBC John Hawes (Hawkes) 848 *
Prince of Wales [II] - barque Henry Bishop 849 *
SS Diana ‘steam-yacht’ C.H.D. Ricks (Riches, Richie) to Ungava —– 850 *
SS Labrador [I] —————– brig Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey)/ ? to Ungava —– ↔ via Quebec 851 *
Isabella ——— brig 132 New Bedford whaler/ William Lewis Benjamin C. Blossom wintered 852
Abbie Bradford schooner 115 New Bedford whaler/ Jonathan Bourne J. Emmons Dyer 853
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
1883 Ocean Nymph barque 310 HBC John Hawes (Hawkes) wintered 854 *
Prince of Wales [II] - barque Henry Bishop 855 *

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Table 59

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot   in charge Remarks Source list #
1883 SS Labrador [I] —————– brig HBC James L. Dunn to Ungava —– 856 *
SS Diana ‘steam-yacht’ C.H.D. Ricks/ James L. Dunn to Ungava —– 857
George and Mary ———– barque 105 New Bedford whaler/ Jonathan Bourne Elnathan B. Fisher wintered 858
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
? ? 720
1884 Prince of Wales [II] - barque HBC Henry Bishop wintered 859 *
Cam Owen brig 302 Alexander Main 860 *
SS Labrador [I] —————– brig James L. Dunn to Ungava —– 861 *
SS Diana ‘steam-yacht’ C.H.D. Ricks/ James L. Dunn to Ungava —– 862
SS Neptune ‘sealing ship’steam/sail 465 1st Canadian Hudson Bay Expedition/S. Rendell, NF W. Sopp 863
Abbie Bradford schooner 115 New Bedford whaler/ Jonathan Bourne Gilbert B. Borden wintered 864
Isabella ——– brig 132 New Bedford whaler/ William Lewis Benjamin C. Blossom wintered; lost, Hudson Strait 865
Era ————– schooner 134 New London whaler/ C.A. Williams Timothy F. Clisby wintered 866
1885 Cam Owen —– brig 302 HBC John Hawes (Hawkes) 867 *
SS Labrador [I] —————– brig James L. “Dandy” Dunn 868 *
SS Diana ‘steam-yacht’ C.H.D. Ricks (Riches, Richie) to Ungava —– 869
Princess Royal ‘Blackwall frigate’ 583 William Barfield damaged, Moose Island 870 *

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Table 60

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot  in charge Remarks Source list #
1885 Fox ————— yawl HBC W.H. Day/ Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) serviced Hudson Bay to 1918 871
CGS Alert (alias HMS, USN)—- steamer barque 700 2nd Canadian Hudson Bay Expedition J.J. Barrie wintered 872
Wave ———— barque 150 New Bedford whaler Anthony P. Benton 873
George and Mary ———— barque 105 New Bedford whaler/ Jonathan Bourne Erastus Church 874
Alert ————- ‘arctic steamer’ Winnipeg & Hudson Bay Railway? Capt. Adams (resigned)/ ? from Halifax—– 875
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
Arctic Scotland whaler Capt. Guy wintered 876
1886 Cam Owen brig 302 HBC John Hawes (Hawkes) wrecked, Churchill 877 *
“ ? SS Titania Capt. Riches to Ungava  —– 878
SS Labrador [I] —————– brig W. Neil Shaw 879 *
SS Diana ‘steam-yacht’ C.H.D. Ricks (Riches, Richie) to Ungava  —– 880 *
Lady Head‘three masted, stately’ —— barque 457 Henry Bishop 881 *
CGS Alert (alias HMS, USN)——- steamer barque 700 3rd Canadian Hudson Bay Expedition Andrew Robertson Gordon? wintered 882
Alexander —— brig New Bedford whaler/ William Lewis Benjamin C. Blossom 883
Abbie Bradford schooner 115 New Bedford whaler/ Jonathan Bourne Gilbert B. Borden wintered to 1888 884
Palmetto barque 215 New Bedford whaler/ Thomas Luce J.W. Buddington perhaps wintered 885
? United States whaler ? 720

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Table 61

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot in charge Remarks Source list #
1886 SS Active ‘wood steamer’ Dundee whaler/ Robert Kinnes ? 886
1887 SS Labrador [I] —————– brig HBC W. Neil Shaw 887 *
SS Diana ‘steam-yacht’ C.H.D. Ricks (Riches, Richie) 888 *
Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——- barque 457 Henry Bishop 889 *
Prince Rupert [VIII] ———— (alias Ixopo) - barque 327 William Barfield 890 *
Flora ———— ‘coast boat’ ? local craft & duty 891
Francis Allyn schooner New London whaler/ May M. Foote Joseph J. Fuller perhaps wintered 892
Wave ———– barque 150 New Bedford whaler/ William Lewis A. J. Mosher 893
Arctic British whaler ? 894
1888 Prince Rupert[VIII] ———— (alias Ixopo) barque 327 HBC William Barfield 895 *
Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——- barque 457 Henry Bishop 896 *
SS Erik ——– steam/sail‘bluff bowed’ - ship 412 W. Neil Shaw 897 *
Era ————– schooner 134 New London whaler/ C.A. Williams John O. Spicer 898
? United States whaler ? 720
1889 Prince Rupert [VIII] ———– (alias Ixopo) - barque 327 HBC William Barfield 899 *
Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ —– barque 457 Henry Bishop 900 *
SS Erik ——– steam/sail‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 W. Neil Shaw 901 *

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Table 62

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot in charge Remarks Source list #
1890 Prince Rupert [VIII] ———– (alias Ixopo) - barque 327 HBC William Barfield wintered 902 ▪ *
Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ —– barque 457 Henry Bishop 903 *
SS Erik ——– steam/sail‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 W. Neil Shaw 904
Titania ———– ‘19 yrs. AI, tea clipper’ —– ship/ barque 879 J.L. ‘Dandy’ Dunn (died)/ ‘Mate’ T [J?] Selby dubious; likely to British Columbia 905 *
Antarctic ——- schooner 101 New Bedford whaler/ Thomas Luce Elnathan B. Fisher 906
1891 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ —– barque 457 HBC John G. Ford 907 *
SS Erik ——– steam/sail‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 W. Neil Shaw/ Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 908
Perseverance barque 163 J.E. Milne 909 *
A.R. Tucker barque 145 New Bedford whaler/ J. Wing & W.R. Wing Elnathan B. Fisher wintered 910
1892 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ —– barque 457 HBC John G. Ford 911
SS Erik ——– steam/sail‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 912 *
Princess ketch/ schooner 52 John Hawes (Hawkes) local duty to 1896 913
Perseverance barque 179 ————— whaler Alexander Murray Jr. wintered 914 ▪
Era —————- schooner 134 New London whaler/ C.A. Williams & Company John O. Spicer 915
1893 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ —– barque 457 HBC John G. Ford 916 *
SS Erik ——– steam/sail‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 917 *
—- ” ? ? —————— ‘Hoodoo Ship, small steamer,’ but with sail only ———- ” /Rev. J. Peck ‘Indian scratch crew’/ William Corston delivered, local duty 918

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Table 63

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot in charge Remarks Source list #
1893 Canton ———- barque 238 New Bedford whaler/ J. Wing & W.R. Wing E.B. Fisher wintered 919
A.R. Tucker barque 145 A.D. West 920
1894 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ —– barque 457 HBC John G. Ford 921 *
SS Erik ——– steam/sail‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 922 *
Perseverance barque 179 —————- whaler Alexander Murray Jr. wintered to 1896 923 ▪
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
? ? 720
1895 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ —– barque 457 HBC John G. Ford 924 *
SS Erik ——– steam/sail‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 925 *
Laperouse —– ‘coast boat’ ? local craft & duty 926
Era ————– schooner 134 New Bedford whaler/ Thomas Luce George Comer (Comber) wintered 927
A.R. Tucker barque 145 New Bedford whaler/ J. Wing & W.R. Wing A.D. West 928
Canton———- barque 238 William H. Poole 929
1896 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ —– barque 457 HBC John G. Ford 930 *
SS Erik ——– steam/sail‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 931 *
Desdemona barque 237 New Bedford whaler/ Thomas Luce M.V. Millard lost, Whale Point Hudson Bay 932
Platina ——— barque 214 New Bedford whaler/ J. Wing & W.R. Wing Thomas McKenzie wintered 933

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Table 64

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot in charge Remarks Source list #
1896 ? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
? ? 720
? ? 720
1897 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ —– barque 457 HBC John G. Ford 934 *
SS Erik ——– steam/sail‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 935 *
Perseverance ‘London whaler’ ? wintered 936 ▪
Era ————– schooner 134 New Bedford whaler/ Thomas Luce George Comer (Comber) wintered to 1899 937
Francis Allyn schooner 106 New Bedford whaler/ Thomas Luce A.O. Gibbons wintered 938
A.R. Tucker barque 145 New Bedford whaler/ J. Wing & W.R. Wing J.W. Nichols 939
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
SS Diana ——- steam/ sail 275 Canada Dept. of  Marine &c./ Job Bros. NF James Joy/ Capt. Whitley from Halifax —- ↔ (x2) from St. John’s 940
CGS Allé ——- yacht Canadian Geological Survey/ Albert Peter Low ? 941
? —————– yacht Canadian Geological Survey/ Robert Bell ? 942
Nimrod ——– steam/ sail? NF fisher/ sealer? ? 943
1898 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ —– barque 457 HBC John G. Ford 944 *
SS Erik ——– steam/sail‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 945 *
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720

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Table 65

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot in charge Remarks Source list #
1898 ? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
? ? 720
Esquimaux? Dundee whaler/ Robert Kinnes ? 946
? —————– CGS ‘steamer’ Canadian Geological Survey/ Albert Peter Low ? 947
? —————– CGS ‘yacht’ ? wintered? 947
1899 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——– barque 457 HBC John G. Ford 948 *
SS Erik ——– steam/sail‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 949 *
Francis Allyn schooner 106 New Bedford whaler/ Thomas Luce A.O. Gibbons wintered 950
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
Polar Star Dundee whaler/ Robert Kinnes ? lost 951
Active Capt. Murray 952
1900 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——- barque 457 HBC John G. Ford 953 *
SS Erik ——– steam/sail‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 954 *
Perseverance barque A.? Gulland? 955
Sir John ——– ‘coast boat’ ? local craft & duty 956
Era ————– schooner 134 New Bedford whaler/ Thomas Luce George Comer (Comber) wintered to 1902 957
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720

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Table 66

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot  in charge Remarks Source list #
1900 Active Dundee whaler/ Robert Kinnes Capt. Murray 958
1901 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——- barque 457 HBC John G. Ford 959 *
SS Pelican —– ‘one-time British gun boat’ 289 Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 960 *
Strathcona ‘coast boat’ 15 ? local craft & duty 961
Algerine ——- ‘cruiser’ Newfound-land Robert Abram Bartlett 962
Francis Allyn schooner 106 New Bedford whaler/ Thomas Luce M.F. Santos wintered; destroyed by fire 963
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
Active Dundee whaler/ Robert Kinnes ? 964
1902 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——- barque 457 HBC John G. Ford 965 ▪ *
SS Pelican —– ‘one-time British gun boat’ Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 966 *
SS Inenew ‘steam barge’ ? from ON; local to 1923 967 ▪
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
? ? 720
Active Dundee whaler/ Robert Kinnes ? 968
1903 Lady Head ‘three masted, stately’ ——– barque 457 HBC John G. Ford aground Fort George; cast off 969 *
SS Pelican —– ‘one-time British gun boat’ Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 970 *
Eldorado Revillon Frères Fur Company ? wreck, Fort George 971

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Table 67

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot  in charge Remarks Source list #
1903 Stord Revillon Frères Fur Company Capt. Kearney to Ungava; wintered 972
CGS Neptune steam/sailschooner 465 Canadian Geological Survey/ NWMP Samuel ‘Sam’ W. Bartlett from Halifax, wintered 973
Era ————– steam/sail schooner 134 New Bedford whaler/ Thomas Luce George Comer (Comber) wintered to 1905 974
Eclipse ——— ‘steam whaler’ Dundee whaler ? perhaps wintered 975
Ernest William ketch ——— ——– Robert Kinnes John Murray local service to 1910 976
SS Active Dundee whaler/ Robert Kinnes ? 977
1904 Stork barque HBC John G. Ford wintered 978 ▪ *
SS Pelican —– ‘one-time British gun boat’ Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 979 *
Dr. A. Milne steel hull ——‘coast boat’ ? local service 980
? Revillon Frères Fur Company ? presumed voyage 981
CGS Arctic —- (alias Guss/ Gauss) ———- barque 518 Canadian Geological Survey/ NWMP Joseph E. Bernier wintered 982
SS Erik ——— steam/sail —–‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 William C. Job, St. John’s NF ? —–—- via Port Burwell 983
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
SS Active 340 Dundee whaler /Robert Kinnes Alexander Murray 984
Queen Bess ? 985
1905 SS Discovery (alias RRS) bargue HBC Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 986 *
SS Pelican ‘one-time British gun boat’ George Frederick Lovegrove 987 *

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Table 68

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot    in charge Remarks Source list #
1905 D.C. McTavish ‘coast boat’ HBC ? local craft & service 988
Black Prince ‘coast boat’ ? 989
? Revillon Frères Fur Company ? presumed voyage 981
? Moravian Missionary Society ? to Killiniq Island —    —– 990
CGS Neptune Canadian Govt./ RNWMP Samuel W. Bartlett wintered; returned to St. John’s NF 991
Arlette ———- steamer Canadian Survey Commander Bowden? 992
? —————- ‘little shallow boat’ ? ———————– ‘crew of Eskimo’ local craft 993
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
Active ———- ‘steamer’ Dundee whaler Alexander Murray [II] 994
Queen Bess ? 995
1906 SS Discovery (alias RRS) bargue HBC John G. Ford 996 ▪ *
Stork ———– barque Norman Edward Freakley 997 ▪ *
SS Pelican ‘one-time British gun boat’ Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 998 ▪ *
Erik ————- ‘coast boat’ ? local craft & duty 999
? Revillon Frères Fur Company ? presumed voyage 981
Harmony Moravian Missionary Society J.E. Jackson to Killiniq Island —- —– 1000
CGS Adventure Canadian Govt./ RNWMP ? 1001

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Table 69

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot  in charge Remarks Source list #
1906 McTavish Canadian Government/ RNWMP ? already local; sank 1002
SS Rouville RNWMP ? ‘detailed for other duty’ 1003
—- ” ? Jeannie schooner ? local duty to 1910 1004
1906 Era ————– schooner 134 New Bedford whaler/ Timothy C. Allen George Comer (Comber) lost (out), St. Pierre Micquelon Islands 1005
Active ———- ‘steamer’ Dundee whaler Alexander Murray Sr. [II] 1006
Queen Bess ? 1007
Ernest William ? 1008
1907 SS Discovery (alias RRS) bargue HBC John G. Ford 1009 ▪ *
Stork ———– barque Norman Edward Freakley 1010 ▪ *
SS Pelican ‘one-time British gun boat’ Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 1011 ▪ *
Pelican ——— ‘coast boat’ ? local duty to 1909? 1012
? —————– ‘yacht’ HBC or private owner/ Canadian Prospecting Expedition ? already local 1013
? Revillon Frères Fur Company ? presumed voyage 981
SS Erik steam/sail‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 William C. Job, St. John’s NF ? 1014
A.T. Gifford schooner 86 Stamford whaler/ F.N. Monjo/ Geographical Survey George Comer (Comber) wintered to 1909 1015
Active ———- ‘steamer’ Dundee whaler Alexander Murray Sr. [II] 1016
1908 SS Discovery (alias RRS) barque HBC John G. Ford 1017 ▪ *

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Table 70

Year to/ in Bay Vessel tons Sponsor/ Rep./Owner Commander/ Master/Pilot in charge Remarks Source list #
1908 Stork ———– barque HBC Norman Edward Freakley aground [home]; cast off James Bay 1018 ▪ *
SS Pelican —- ‘one-time British gun boat’ Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gray (Grey) 1019 ▪ *
? Revillon Frères Fur Company ? presumed voyage 981
SS Erik ——– steam/sail —-‘bluff bowed’ ship 412 Wm. C. Job Newfound- land/ Peary Arctic Club Samuel W. Bartlett —– ↔ collided with iceberg 1020
CGS Arctic Canadian Arctic Patrol Joseph-Elzéar Bernier from Quebec, wintered 1021
MacTavish RNWMP ? already local; wrecked 1022
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
Active ———- ‘steamer’ Dundee whaler Alexander Murray Sr. [II] 1023
Snowdrop ‘smallest ship in the fleet’ Dundee whaler/ Osbert Clare Forsyth-Grant James Brown lost outward 1024
Queen Bess Scottish whaler ? perhaps wintered 1025
1909 SS Discovery (alias RRS) barque HBC John G. Ford 1026 ▪ *
SS Pelican —– ‘one-time British gun boat’ Arthur Cleveland Smith 1027 ▪ *
SS Adventure Revillon Frères Fur Co./ Harvey & Co. sealer Capt. Crouch and Capt. Cross 1028
? University of Wisconsin/  Charles K. Leith & Arthur T. Leith ? already local 1029
Lorna Doone ‘small vessel’ Anglican Church/ ? charter ? —– ↔ from St. John’s NF 1030
? United States whaler ? perhaps wintered 720
Active ———- ‘steamer’ Dundee whaler Alexander Murray Sr. [II] 1031

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Continued in Ship List 5 (1910-1920).

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Proof-reading and up-dating will be on-going. I welcome any suggestions for corrections or for additional information.

Responses

  1. I would like to add my great grandfather to your list.
    Capt Samuel.H.Stockton St John. Captain and part owner of the “Fannie M”.
    Built 11th August 1877 Carleton St John. One poop and two half poops, three masted Barque.
    Sank 15/6/1885 off Kingscote Kangaroo Island South Australia.

    • Thanks Matt — always happy to find new sailors and ships, I’ll add them once I’ve got info together.
      Cheers,
      Norma

  2. I am interested in a relatives;;;

    Alexander Murray
    Austin Murray
    John Murray

    Any info deeply appreciated…eg photos, places of birth, lives, etc, etc….

    I live in Cape Dorset, Baffin Island

  3. Hi Norma,

    Interesting site

    With respect to the Hudson’s Bay Expeditions of 1874, 1875 & 1876 the reports by A.R. Gordon are available on-line:

    http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofhudsonsb00canauoft#page/1/mode/1up

    http://www.archive.org/stream/cihm_32302#page/n6/mode/1up

    http://www.archive.org/stream/cihm_17468#page/n14/mode/1up

    Dr. Robert Bell’s Photos from 1884 are at UofT: http://link.library.utoronto.ca/tyrrell/browseresults.cfm?browsetype=Author&query=Bell,%20Robert,%201841-1917
    Dr. Robert Bell’s Fonds are at Dal: http://ead.dartmouth.edu/html/stem173.html
    I’ve put some picture here: http://wildscotsman.smugmug.com/History/Family-Hist/13898493_Na8FS

  4. Norma,
    Ran across your site today 8/7/2011 while doing research for an article on a sealing voyage off Nfld in 1890 aboard the SS Neptune. You show the vessel in Hudson’s Bay in 1884 in your table. That is the only reference I can find in your tables of this vessel. I have found two photographs of her in Hudson’s Bay taken during a voyage of 1903-1904. She was sailing on an expedition to discover the fate of the Franklin Expedition. The photos are at the following URL:

    http://www.mun.ca/mha/job/events_franklin.php

    The Site is the Maritime History Archive at the Memorial University of Newfoundland which I’m sure you are familiar with.

    The Neptune was owned by the Job Brothers of Saint Johns and sank in 1943 off the coast of Newfoundland. I’ve been unable to determine the reason for her loss though 2 photos of her while she was going down would seem to rule out a wartime loss as she was settling quite evenly and without any apparent battle damage.

    Your site is fascinating!

    Regards,
    Donald B. Le Messurier
    4859 East Skinner Drive
    Cave Creek, Arizona 85331
    dlemessurier@cox.net

  5. Well, upon further examination of your site I see that you already knew that the Neptune was in Hudson’s Bay in 1903-1904 so… never mind! You say the records show that she was owned by Avalon, in which case she must have been operated by Job Brothers. My problem in using your site was in searching for the “SS Neptune” but I should have searched for “Neptune”. It makes a difference.

    Regards,

    Donald B. Le Messurier

    • Hi Donald,
      So I’m curious — do you know if SS Neptune usually had a particularly northern sealing ground? Or did the vessel’s trips vary according to the year?

      Norma

  6. Norma,
    Thanks for your reply.
    I suppose it means what you would call “northern”. I am by no means an expert on the history of sealing, but it is certainly my understanding that most of the sealing done from steamers were done along the “front” which is off the Eastern coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. How far North they went would be very much determined by the extent of the annual ice flow moving South out of the arctic. The particular voyage about which I am researching (1890) travelled as far North as the vicinity of latitude 50’33” which Google Earth shows to be about one half way up the coast of Newfoundland. That’s really not very far, but other years may be different. Of course these voyages could be quite a bit East as well.

    Interestingly, I recently discovered that the Neptune hit an iceberg in 1885 while on the sealing grounds and badly damaged her bow.

    I wish I could find the logs of the Neptune, especially those before 1900. Any ideas?

    Regards,

    Don Le Messurier
    Cave Creek, Arizona

  7. Yahoo! I finally found my great great great grandfather, according to the stories told from son to son, yah! alright! Capt. Mokko (Marco) Vessel: Soowoomba (alias Fort Churchill) schooner, Owner: Depot Island, Inuit Whaler, He was Commander/ Master/ Pilot in charge. yeah! i can’t wait to discover his stories, according to my great grandfather Donald Olibaq Ishomatargjoaq Oloalook, he said Mokko was also making map & went around North and South America 3 times in his life time, In early spring went from Labrador to Alaska by dog team, Labrador was a place to anchor his schooner for winter time. Thank-q for this very important information.

  8. My grandfather, was one of the men that lost their lives on a whaling ship “Psedusante, not sure of the spelling. He was a ship’s carpenter. Last name was Batty. Any information on this would be much obliged.


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