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title Lydia's Perilous Landing at St. George's Bay
creator Wright, Lydia Cambridge
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description During the second week of December 1816 Mrs. Charles Wright, nee Lydia Cambridge, embarked on the ship Mary at Three Rivers. They sailed under Captain William Henly with a cargo of deals (softwood planks) and pine timber for Bristol, England on Sunday evening December 15th. While it was certainly late in the season, the event itself would normally have created no more than a passing interest. However, the passage terminated abruptly, in foul weather, when they grounded on the shores of St. George's Bay, near Antigonish, Nova Scotia, during the early hours of the following Tuesday morning. Lydia Wright, in describing her ordeal to her close friend Miss Mary Stewart almost one month after the shipwreck, provides us with an articulate description of a frightening and tragic event. In addition, she also raises some tantalizing questions while offering an insight to certain of the tensions of Prince Edward Island society of the period.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1982
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-149
source 11
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Lydia's Perilous Landing at St. George's Bay
creator Wright, Lydia Cambridge
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description During the second week of December 1816 Mrs. Charles Wright, nee Lydia Cambridge, embarked on the ship Mary at Three Rivers. They sailed under Captain William Henly with a cargo of deals (softwood planks) and pine timber for Bristol, England on Sunday evening December 15th. While it was certainly late in the season, the event itself would normally have created no more than a passing interest. However, the passage terminated abruptly, in foul weather, when they grounded on the shores of St. George's Bay, near Antigonish, Nova Scotia, during the early hours of the following Tuesday morning. Lydia Wright, in describing her ordeal to her close friend Miss Mary Stewart almost one month after the shipwreck, provides us with an articulate description of a frightening and tragic event. In addition, she also raises some tantalizing questions while offering an insight to certain of the tensions of Prince Edward Island society of the period.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1982
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-149
source 11
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.