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Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia

Fairy Queen

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Wreck Chart #4
Central Nova Scotia

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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.

Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Fairy Queen
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Vessel Type Ferry (provided regular service between Charlottetown, PEI and Pictou, NS)
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Hull Construction Wood
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Date of Loss October 7, 1853
Reason for Loss Foundered in heavy weather
Fatalities 7 passengers
Last Trip Charlottetown to Pictou
Wreck Location Northumberland Strait, 4 miles north of Pictou Harbour
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