ICEBERG (1856, Brig) Year of Build: 1856 CONSTRUCTION AND OWNERSHIP
Built at: Kingston, ONT
Vessel Type: Brig
Note: Heavily built for Arctic service.
Hull Materials: Wood
Number of Decks: 1
Original Owner and Location:
Dr. John Rae, Hamilton, ONT.
POWER
Number of Masts: 2
FINAL DISPOSITION
Final Location:
Near Oswego, NY. Lake Ontario.
Date: 17 Aug 1857
How: Foundered.
Final Cargo: Coal.
Notes:
Bound Cleveland, OH – Kingston, ONT, lost on Lake Ontario.HISTORY
1856 – Built to go to Arctic to search for Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition.
1857 – Aug 17 Lost with all hands on Lake Ontario.

Buffalo Commercial Advertiser  January 28, 1858 (1857 casualty list) #

Brig ICEBERG, cargo coal, totally lost, doubtless foundered with all her crew on Lake Ontario. Seven lives lost. Property loss $6,450.

Buffalo Commercial Advertiser September 1, 1857 2-6 #

A despatch from Oswego, 31st., says the schr. ICEBERG, from Cleveland, for Kingston, loaded with coal, is supposed to be lost on Lake Ontario. She was built at Kingston by Dr. Rae who intended to go with her next Spring in search of Sir John Franklin.

Toronto Globe September 3, 1857 #

Schooner ICEBERG lost with all on board, August 12th. after leaving the Welland Canal, with a cargo of coal for Kingston from Cleveland. She was built at Kingston in 1856 by Dr. Rae. condensed

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