Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Western Nova Scotia
from the New York Times
on the rocks
(Archelaus Smith Museum
Clark's Harbour, NS)
at Cape Sable
(Deloris Anderson photo)
from Harper's Weekly
(On The Rocks)
showing Cape Ledge
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||3-masted passenger steamer|
|Owner||Allan Line (Montreal Ocean Steamship Company)|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||298' / 38' /|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw|
|Cargo||Passengers and general cargo|
|Built||1858 at Dumbarton, Scotland|
|Date of Loss||February 20, 1860|
|Reason for Loss||Stranded on ledge in winter storm|
|Fatalities||205 (all on board)|
|Last Trip||Liverpool, England to Montreal via Portland, Maine|
|Wreck Location||Inner rocks of Cape Ledge (off Black Point), near Cape Sable|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||30'|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Wreck Condition||Scattered wreckage remains amid kelp and mussel beds|
|Diving Considerations||Very strong current area|
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