Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #3
Western Nova Scotia
Express boiler on rocks
(Shelley Porter photo)
New York Times report
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||Sidewheel steamer|
|Owner||Yarmouth Steamship Company|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||203' / 24' /|
|Propulsion||Steam / Sidewheels|
|Built||1897 at Kingshorn, Scotland|
|Date of Loss||September 16, 1898|
|Reason for Loss||Stranded in fog and later broke up|
|Last Trip||Halifax to Yarmouth|
|Wreck Location||Shag Harbour (near Cape Sable), off the southern tip of Outer Island (also known as Bon Portage Island).|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
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