CANTON 1841-1854

Description:

Barge

Owner:

James Dyer sold to Peter Habgood 1851

Construction:

Wood (Jarrah)

Sunk:

1854

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Underwater:

Miller’s Pool on Mill Point no longer exists, as during the period 24–28 February 1941 the pool was filled with mud deposited by the dredge Captain Stirling. The reclamation work was undertaken due to subsidence of previous fill, and was a joint effort of the Public Works Department and the South Perth Roads Board. The site was later covered by earthworks as part of the construction of the Narrows Bridge.

Built:

1841 at Fremantle by Joseph Bobin

Location:

Entrance to Miller’s Pool, Mill Point, South Perth

Sinking:

There are no details of exactly when or how the Canton was lost. In April 1881 Browne wrote a letter to George Shenton, MLC, Mayor of Perth, and a similarly worded letter to The Herald newspaper, stating that the barge had been wrecked 27 years earlier at the entrance to Miller’s Pool.

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