The Alberto Wareham (Con Fitzpatrick)
Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


The Alberto Wareham (Con Fitzpatrick)

The Alberto Wareham was built at Creston North, Mortier Bay in 1952 by Thomas Hodder. Built for Freeman Wareham of Wareham's Business, Spencer's Cove, Placentia Bay. She was 134 feet long, 27.3 feet wide, 12.2 feet deep. At 243 gross tons, she is documented as the largest banking schooner ever built in Newfoundland, if not in the whole of the Atlantic provinces.

Her high sides made bank fishing very difficult, and after fishing only two years, she was used as a very successful freighter, until she was destroyed by fire in 1959.


The Alberto Wareham, shortly after being launched.
Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


The Alberto Wareham was the largest banking schooner built in Newfoundland, and was also the last. It was built by Thomas J. Hodder at Creston North for Freeman Wareham in 1949. The schooner measured 134 feet in length with a tonnage of 243 gross.


The Alberto Wareham
Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


The Alberto Wareham was used as a fishing vessel for two years, with only marginal success due to its extremely high sides. It served as a freighter for five years with much greater success. It was lost by fire in 1959.