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ELIZA

Location

Port Fairy

VHR Number

S216

Date lost

16/12/1866

Year of construction

1834

Official number

32428

Physical Description  
Construction Material Wood
Rig Schooner
Hull Details One deck, square stern, carvel, no galleries, woman's bust figurehead.
Propulsion Sail
Number of Masts 2
Length / Breadth / Depth 73.0 Feet / 20.4 Feet / 11.0 Feet
History  
Built Date 1834
Built Port / Country Port Arthur, Tasmania / Australia
Registration Number 5 of 1864
Registration Port / Country Melbourne / Australia
Former Details of Registration 16 of 1863
Details
The schooner Eliza arrived at Port Fairy with a cargo of timber from Tasmania and made fast to the government mooring. A gale from the south east caused the vessel to break free, and it was driven onto the beach. As the waves swept the deck, the crew sought shelter in the rigging until rescued by Captain Mills, the Harbour Master.
Voyage Details  
Date Lost 16/12/1866
Cargo
timber
Owner W. Hardy (Melbourne) and W.M. Bateman, senior
Cause of Loss
Went ashore during SE gales
Further Details  
Number of Passengers 0
Number of Crew Members 0