Black and white photograph of the two masted schooner HELEN SHAFNER of Annapolis, NS with a significant deck load of wood, with a number of men and women lined up on deck for the photograph. The picture was taken in Boston, MA. A coal derrick can be seen in the center background. with the words Wellington Coal Co. on it.
HELEN SHAFNER was built in Bridgeport, NS in 1899 and lost by fire on 15 January 1911 50 miles off Seal Island Maine, on a voyage from Halifax to Boston.