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Aurora - 1908

Ship Type

Typical Profile

Tonnage

Length(ft)

Breadth(ft)

Depth(ft)

Masts

Decks

Hull

Iron

Shipwreck Details

Description

Story

AURORA was towed out of the Annapolis Basin and began a course tacking out of the Bay of Fundy. She lost her position at night in heavy wind and fog and mistook the Western Point lighthouse on Brier Island as a vessel light. AURORA ran aground and was unable to wear off. The crew all escaped safely in a lifeboat and rowed to Westport on Brier Island. Much of the cargo was salvaged by locals and used to construct a number of local buildings including the local Oddfellows Hall.

Vessel Type

Barque

Type of Event

Loss

Nature of Event

Stranded

Cause of Event

Navigation error

Date of Wreck

1908-11-26

Location

Brier Island, NW side of

Cargo

Lumber

Lives Lost

Voyage from

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia , Canada

Voyage to

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires , Argentina

Remarks

Total loss.

Ship Construction

Built at

Date

Registered at

Mandal, Norway

Date

Propulsion

Sail

Rig

Barque

Details

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