Elvira Ball

A five-masted schooner built of wood in 1907 by the Gilbert Transportation Company, Mystic, CT, USA. Dimensions: 200'8"×38'5"×16'9" and tonnage 869 tons.

The Elvira Ball was the smallest five-masted schooner built on the east coast of the United States and the second smallest in the USA after the Louis.

1907 August 24
Launched at the shipyard of Gilbert Transportation Company, Mystic, CT, USA, for their own use. Rigged by Captain William J. White. Commanded by Captain L.B. Stanton.
1909 February 8
Loaded with a cargo of lumber, she was abandoned without loss of life 130 miles east of Cape Charles, VA.

Updated 1996-10-06 by Lars Bruzelius

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