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

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.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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