Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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La Bourgogne sinking
New York Times article
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 Name||La Bourgogne|
|Vessel Type||Passenger steamer (ship-rigged)|
|Owner||French Compagnie Generale (French Line)|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||450' / 48' /|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw|
|Cargo||Passengers and general cargo|
|Built||1885 at Bourgogne, France|
|Date of Loss||July 4, 1898|
|Reason for Loss||Collision in fog with British cargo ship Cromartyshire. La Bourgogne sank in 40 minutes, the Cromartyshire did not sink.|
|Fatalities||546 passengers and crew (165 survived)|
|Last Trip||New York to Harve, France|
|Wreck Location||60 miles south of Sable Island|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
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|Typical Visibility (feet)|
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