Arrow - 1970

Chedabucto Bay


One of the first major oil spills in North American waters. Arrow, owned by the company of Aristotle Onassis, was an old tanker with faulty navigational equipment. The brown stain below the bridge came from the 10 million litres of oil she spilled along the coast of Cape Breton.

Photo credit: MMA, MP17.17.3, M78.109, Courtesy of the Canadian Forces

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