One Pound - Hebe
YEAR KM mintage diameter
1992 86 .020 22.50
The third coin in the series depicts a two masted brig, the Hebe. The Hebe
was built by Daniel Le Vesconte of First Tower and owned by the Le Boutilier Company. This brig, launched in January 1861,
weighed 236 tons, measured 119 feet long with a beam of 24 feet and had a
draft of 13 feet. She plied her trade on the North Sea and the North
Atlantic. She was also used to ferry emigrant workers from Europe to Canada.
She was wrecked in October 1887 on Bryon Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. And by the way, Hebe was
the daughter of Hera and Zeus and the sister of Ares and Eleithyia. She is the
goddess of youthful beauty and the cupbearer of the Olympus, later
to be replaced by Ganymedes. She married Herakles after he won immortality.
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