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Steamship bound for Glasgow from New York strikes an iceberg off of Newfoundland

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
06/05/1859
The 2200 ton, 300 foot Inman Line steamship Edinburgh out of New York on a voyage to Glasgow struck an iceberg in thick fog 180 miles east of St. Johns, Newfoundland, at 11:20 in the morning.  Two bow compartments filled with water almost immediately and boats were prepared.  But the crew and the male passengers worked the pumps for almost thirty hours without a break to keep the vessel afloat and she reached St Johns harbor the next evening. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Collison with an Iceberg," New York Times, June 9, 1859, p. 1.

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