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British immigrant ship bound for Quebec sinks off Newfoundland with very heavy loss of life

Wreck of the immigrant vessel "Anglo-Saxon" off Newfoundland, April 27, 1863, artist's impression, detail
04/27/1863
The 1700 ton British registered ship Anglo-Saxon sailed from Liverpool eleven days before for Quebec.  Hundreds of passengers were immigrants bound for Canada West.  In heavy seas and fog, the vessel hit rocks off Cape Race, Newfoundland around noon and began to break up. Boats were launched and several hundred people were saved.  The remaining 237 drowned when the Anglo-Saxon slipped into deeper water. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Loss of the Anglo-Saxon," New York Times, May 1, 1863.
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