Barquentine Forest Friend (ship)

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Barquentine Forest Friend (ship)

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1919 - c. 1950


Five masted barquentine built in 1919 in Aberdeen, Washington as a lumber carrier, 1,614 net tons, 243.4x44.x19 feet. Registered in Port Adelaide, Australia in 1928, and subsequently bought by Island Tug and Barge Company of Victoria and converted as a barge to carry sawdust and hog fuel. She was condemned in approximately 1950. The hulk remains as part of the breakwater at Royston near Comox, British Columbia. There are images of the vessel at the B.C. Archives and at the South Australian Maritime Museum.


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