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Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Imperial
Other Names  
Vessel Type Ship
Length / Beam / Draft (feet)  
Hull Construction Wood
Propulsion Sails
Built 1864 at Liverpool, UK
Date of Loss April 22, 1869
Reason for Loss Stranded on ledge in storm and broke up
Fatalities 22 (all hands)
Location St. Mary Ledge (Murr Ledges) off Grand Manan Island,, NB
Coordinates (Lat/Lon) 44-28.9 N / 66-49.9 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 - Mobile, AL to St. John, NB
or more information on Grand Manan and its shipwrecks, see our Grand Manan page.
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