Photo of the Air Pheasant from an article in the 1964 Bahama Handbook by Michael Mardon entitled “A Passage to Inagua,” page 38 – 46, c/o Dupuch Publications, copy thanks to Capt. Paul Aranha.
In the article the ship is listed as 125 tons with both First and Second Class accommodation. The article verifies that Bill Erickson of the Inagua Salt Company was the owner, and at one point Erickson, who was Haitian Consul in Inagua, gave the Air Pheasant to the Haitian Government, but they mistreated and overcharged the captain and crew, who returned to the Bahamas.
Her captain was Captain Anton Lockhart, of Ragged Island. He was 58 years old and had been going to sea since age 16. In other words he was born in 1906 and sailed since 1922.
He lost his sister, brother-in-law and wife in a collision between the Robert Luckenbach, an American Liner, off Castle Island Light on 7th June, 1931. They had been married only 6 months.