“The Wreck of the Christabel”


Sunday, Christabel is anchored in Bonavista harbour. It is wrecked by a gale with a crew of nine on board. One jumps in a rowboat "to try what he could do" but is lost. Monday the remaining crew are rescued by rowboats.


Northern Shipwrecks Database shows as the cause "Stranded fin anchor" and notes that a monument was erected(?). - BS

Historical references

  • Jun 7, 1885 - Christable/Christabel wreck in Bonavista Harbour (Lehr/Best, Northern Shipwrecks Database)


  1. Lehr/Best 22, "The Wreck of the Christabel" (1 text)
  2. BI, Lebe022


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1985 (Lehr/Best)
Found in: Canada(Newf)