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Hestia wreck report
NY Times - 27 Oct 1909

Hestia wreck report
NY Times - 28 Oct 1909

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Hestia illustration
by Eric Allaby
ericallaby.com

 

The table below provides historical and statistical data on the vessel. Some of the information may be incomplete. If you have additions or corrections, please e-mail us at the address listed below.

Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Hestia
Other Names  
Vessel Type Steamer
Owner Donaldson Line
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 365' / 42' / 
Tonnage 2,434
Hull Construction Iron
Propulsion Steam / Screw
Cargo  
Built 1890 at Sunderland, U.K. (William Doxford & Sons)
Date of Loss October 26, 1909
Reason for Loss Struck ledge at night in gale
Fatalities 35 (6 survivors)
Location Off Grand Manan Island, NB, on Old Proprietor Ledge, 4 miles ESE of Southwest Head Light
Coordinates (Lat/Lon) 44-33 N / 66-40 W
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet)  
Typical Visibility (feet)  
Wreck Condition  
Diving Considerations Caution - currents are very strong around Grand Manan
Other Information Last trip - Glasgow, Scotland to St. John, NB

For more information on this and other Grand Manan wrecks, see... http://www.gnb.ca/cnb/grand/ship-e.asp 

For more information on Grand Manan and its shipwrecks, see our Grand Manan page.

Attention Divers
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