Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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on the rocks
Melmerby wreck report
N.Y. Times 14-Oct-1890
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.
|Owner||W.H. Ross & Co.|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||207' / 40' /|
|Built||1863 at St. John, NB (Nevins)|
|Date of Loss||October 12, 1890|
|Reason for Loss||Ran on rocks after being disabled in storms for several days|
|Fatalities||15 (7 crewmen survived)|
|Last Trip||Quebec to Greenock, Scotland|
|Wreck Location||Near New Glasgow - ran on reef off Ray Island and broke up|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Wreck Condition||Probably completely gone|
|Other Information||A public beach near the wreck site is known as Melmerby Beach|
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