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|Vessel Type||Steamer (Barkentine-rigged)|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||316' / 41' /|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw|
|Built||1882 at Newcastle, UK (Richardson, Duck & Company)|
|Date of Loss||December 31, 1896|
|Reason for Loss||Stranded on ledge in storm at night|
|Fatalities||None (52 crewmen were rescued)|
|Location||Off Grand Manan Island, NB, on Yellow Murr Ledge (part of the Murr Ledges), 3 miles SSE of Southwest Head Light|
|Coordinates (Lat/Lon)||44-29.0 N / 66-51.0 W|
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|Diving Considerations||Caution - currents are very strong around Grand Manan|
Trip - Glasgow, Scotland to St. John, NB
When the vessel started breaking up,
the 52 crewmen were loaded into 2 lifeboats and headed off into the
storm. A Gloucester fishing schooner, the George S. Bontwell, that
was anchored in a nearby harbor, headed out into the storm and rescued
the entire crew. To read more about that rescue. see...
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 The information on this page was obtained from a variety of sources. Although we have attempted to make it as accurate as possible, it may contain errors. For your personal safety, use extreme caution when diving on this wreck.
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