The Story of a Bluenose Barque: The John A. Harvie, 1876-1880

By Ralph A. Harvie, published November 1985


John Andrew Harvie (1834-1882) built among other vessels eight barques at his shipyard in Avondale, Nova Scotia. At the peak of his powers Harvie built the one which bore his name. The John A. Harvie was launched on July 22, 1876 and was one of the 2,787 registered Bluenose vessels, designed as a cargo carrier. She sailed from Windsor the same year and never returned home. The current paper seeks to discover the history of the Bluenose barque John A. Harvie during the period of her nearly twenty-one crossings of the North Atlantic.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C) | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Shipbuilding & Design

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