Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #3
Western Nova Scotia
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|Vessel Name||Planet Mercury|
|Vessel Type||British Freighter|
|Owner||R.W. Leyland & Company|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw|
|Built||1894 at Belfast, Ireland|
|Date of Loss||Around February 25, 1900|
|Reason for Loss||Disappeared / Wreckage found|
|Fatalities||45 (all on board)|
|Last Trip||Portland (ME) to Bristol (UK)|
|Wreck Location||Near Seal Island, off Pubnico|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Other Information||Vessel disappeared after leaving Portland, ME. A large quantity of wreckage and the body of one crew member were found in the Seal Island / Pubnico area.|
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