Two carved maple leaves from H.M.S. 'Emulous'

Two carved and painted maple leaves. A) with a photograph of Gilbert Nickerson the carver. On back: 'This leaf is from wood from the British warship Emulous, stranded on a sunken reef off Lockeport which today bears her name. According to history all her crew were rescued by another warship, Colibri and were taken to Halifax. Leaf carved by the 'Old chairmaker' Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia. call and see him.' B) No photograph. 'Leaf is from wood from the British warship Emulous, standed on a sunken reef off Lockeport, Nova Scotia in 1812, during a very dense fog, while on a voyage from Boston to Halifax, laden with troops which as far as is known today, were all drowned, bodies being washed ashore.' Found with the object are some letters between G. Nickerson and the Admiralty and also a note about HMS 'Emulous'.

Object Details

ID: REL0501
Collection: Relics
Type: Carving
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Nickerson, Gilbert
Vessels: Colibri (Captured 1809); Emulous 1806 (HMS)
Date made: After 1812
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall (largest): 10 mm x 114 mm x 102 mm

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