Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
Gertrude De Costa
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|Vessel Name||Gertrude De Costa|
|Vessel Type||Motorized fishing schooner|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||103' / 23' / 10'|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw|
|Built||1912 in USA|
|Date of Loss||March 18, 1950|
|Reason for Loss||Collision at night with freighter Island Connector|
|Wreck Location||Halifax Harbour, between Ives Point and Point Pleasant|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||90'|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Other Information||The Gertrude De Costa reportedly sank within one minute of the collision. The Island Connector picked up six survivors.|
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