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Where the Land Meets the Sea: Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia

"Report of the wreck of the barque Africaine"

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C.E. Leonard and others to the Provincial Secretary; 10 October 1843, Sydney, CB, 4 pp. Bound from Dublin to Quebec, the vessel was wrecked in a violent storm between Cape North and Cheticamp. This is a description of a horrific tale of the survivors who walked through the forest for days, living on wild fruit, until they reached Aspy Bay.

Date: 1843

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  RG 5 "P" Vol. 44 #80 mfm #15614