Pictures of different vessels and some people who worked on them
Construction on the Corona for James E. Macdonald of Cardigan was begun in 1903. Unfortunately, James E did not see the completion of this vessel due to his untimely death in October, 1903. She was completed and launched for Mrs. James E (Georgina) in 1904. She was a three masted sailing vessel of 197 tons.
A sailor, John Hemphill, from Georgetown gives a first-hand account of his first long voyage – to St. John’s, Nfld. as cook aboard the Stella in the Island Magazine.
The insert in his own writing is quite interesting:
"The Stella was built in Cardigan Bridge by Duncan MacLaren and I must say a noble little ship she was. They may talk about their ships under Sail, but the Stella was a bird in a breeze of gale & wind".
All of the information on this page was given to us courtesy of the
Cardigan River Heritage Center which is Located at
4537 Wharf Road