Wexford

Ontario,Canada

Wexford was a cargo steamer built by William Doxford & Sons in England, and was launched in March 1883 for the British company Hudson & Sons in Sunderland. She was sold in 1897 to a French company and renamed Elise, before she sailed for Western Steamship Company in Toronto as a packed freighter from 1903 with her original name. Under a journey from Lakehead to Goderich loaded with grain, she sailed into a gale and sank with all hands lost on Lake Huron 9. November 1913. The wreck was found by divers in August 2000 and rest today standing on her keel west of St. Joseph on a depth of 20 to 25 meter.


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Wexford
Elise
250,0 x 40,1 x 16,7 f
     
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2104 grt
Sunderland ( UK ) 1883
Totonto ( CA )

43°25'00.0"N 81°55'00.0"W

Last updated: February 2021