Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #3
Western Nova Scotia
Fermont on the beach
(Seal Island website)
Fermont breaking up
in this photo ca 2005
Seal Island map
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.
|Other Names||Empire Fathom, Fosdyke Trader, Fort Carillon, Janolyne|
|Vessel Type||Coastal Freighter (Empire F type coaster)|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||142' / 27' /|
|Hull Construction||Steel - Flat Bottomed Vessel|
|Propulsion||Diesel / Screw|
|Cargo||Light (no cargo)|
|Built||1944 at Humber, England|
|Date of Loss||November 19, 1991|
|Reason for Loss||Took on water in storm and beached to prevent sinking|
|Last Trip||Halifax to Miami|
|Wreck Location||Beached at Sand Cove on Seal Island (West of Cape Sable)|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||On beach|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Wreck Condition||Gradually rusting away|
information on the class of vessel (Empire F type coaster), see
For information on Seal Island, see
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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