Lion    

Vessel Registry

Owner
Registration No.
Official No.
Vessel Name
Place Constructed
Year Constructed
No. of Decks
No. of Masts
Type of Vessel

Length (ft)
Width (ft)
Depth (ft)
Gross Tonnage
Net Tonnage
Year Registered
Official Closure Year
Place of Closure
Actual Closure Date




Walter Grieve & Co
S866106
052320
Lion
Greenspond, Bonavista Bay
1866
2
2
Steam/Sail

140
28
16
393
292
1866
1882
Trinity Bay, NL
1882

The S.S. Lion was another vessel whose loss at sea had a devastating impact on Trinity and the surrounding small communities as they lost some of their most prominent citizens when this vessel went down in the Baccalieu Tickle on January 6, 1882.

Included amongst them was The LionCaptain Patrick Fowlow of the nearby community of Trinity East, a well skilled Captain, Rev. Hugh Foster and his wife who were coming to take up duties in the Parish of Trinity, as well as Charles Power, a well established merchant.

The images and documents that you will see and read concerning the mysterious loss of this vessel will make you wonder about what actually happened on that fateful night, what happened to the wreckage and the bodies of those on board, as only that of Mrs. Cross was found floating onshore. Listen to Mrs. Florence Barbour give an account of her grandmotherís sixth sense prediction about the Lion being lost and see if you can figure out what happened to the Lion that night.

 

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