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Canadian passenger ship wrecks on Nova Scotia coast after crossing Atlantic, all aboard saved

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
06/14/1863
The British-built 1,888 ton Canadian Steamship Line vessel Norwegian had left Liverpool at noon on June 4, 1863 bound for Montreal with 329 passengers but after her Atlantic crossing she was wrecked on St. Paul Island , Nova Scotia.  She struck at around seven in the morning in a thick fog. A heavy gale had been blowing but moderated enough for all of the passengers and crew, along with the mails and much of the luggage aboard to be saved.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Another Marine Disaster: Wreck of the Steamship Norwegian on St. Paul Island," New York Times, June 18, 1863, p. 5. 

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