Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia


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Wreck Chart #2
Halifax and Approaches

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Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Havana
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Vessel Type Steam-powered schooner (salvage vessel)
Owner Capt. J.A. Farquar
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 181' / 22' / 16'
Tonnage 471
Hull Construction Wood
Propulsion Steam / Screw
Built Hantsport, NS
Date of Loss April 26, 1909
Reason for Loss Rammed at night, while anchored, by the steamer Strathcona. The Havana sank within 10 minutes; the Strathcona remained afloat.
Fatalities None
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Wreck Location Halifax Harbour, off Point Pleasant
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Water Depth (feet) 100'
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