Hunting New England Shipwrecks
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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.
|Vessel Type||Freight Steamer (barkentine-rigged)|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||321' / 37' /|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw|
|Built||1883 at Glasgow, Scotland (Charles Connell & Company)|
|Date of Loss||Grounded - August 5, 1885|
|Reason for Loss||Grounded on ledge in fog, later broke up and sank|
|Fatalities||11 wreckers (one wrecker survived) when the ship broke up, slid off the ledge and sank. The original crew had been safely taken off the ship after grounding|
|Location||Off Grand Manan Island, NB, on Wallace Ledge (part of the Murr Ledges), 3 miles SSE of Southwest Head Light|
|Coordinates (Lat/Lon)||444-31.9 N / 66-52.5 W|
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|Diving Considerations||Caution - currents are very strong around Grand Manan|
Trip - West Indies to St. John, NB.
For more information on Grand Manan and its shipwrecks, see our Grand Manan page.
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