Stag (barque)

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Name: Stag
Owner: John Strachan, Halifax
Port of registry: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Laid down: 1854
Launched: LaHave, Nova Scotia
Fate: Sank February 12, 1863 Bermuda
General characteristics
Tonnage: 209
Length: 103.8 ft.
Beam: 22.4 ft.
Depth: 12.6 ft.
Propulsion: Sail
Sail plan: Barque

Stag was a barque built in Nova Scotia which was renowned for her speed. Designed by a pioneering Canadian naval architect named Ebenezer Mosley, Stag was built with a dramatic "Aberdeen bow". Considered an Atlantic Canadian example of a Clipper Ship, she was famous for several fast passages, despite her small size, and was painted by the famous Nova Scotian ship portrait artist John O'Brien.


  • Sailing Ships of the Maritime Charles Armour and Thomas Lackey (Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1975)

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