Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean
Vessel Type: Clipper (3-Mast)
Built: 1874 for Barclay, Curle, and Co. at Glasgow, Scotland
Length x Beam x Depth ft [m]: 239.6' x 37.0'x 22.3' [73.03] x [11.28] x [6.80]
Tonnage: 1386 Gross
Official Number: 68537
Other Names: None
Loaded with asphalt. Ran aground then disloged by a storm, ultimately slid into deep water. 2 crew perished during salvage attempts while aground.
Date of Loss: December 1912
Location of Loss: N.W. Bonaire
The Mairi Bhan sits on her starboard side on a rocky sand bottom. Her forward and aft masts remain attached to the deck and lye on the bottom.
Highlights: Bollards, Rigging, Masts, Steering Linkage, Rudder.
Dive Depth ft [m]: 185'-200' [56.4-61.0]
WHITE WINGS VOL II. FOUNDING OF THE PROVINCES AND OLD-TIME SHIPPING. PASSENGER SHIPS FROM 1840 TO 1885
State Library of South Australia - Port Photo
State Library of South Australia - Starboard Photo
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