The S.S. Bohemain, lost 1920

The S.S. Bohemain struck a ledge in a storm and broke up off Black Rock outside Halifax Harbour, near Sambro Island, in 1920. Five hundred and twelve feet of iron, and displacing over five thousand tons, this giant of the Leyland Line was twenty years old when she foundered on her way from Boston to Liverpool, UK. Of the one hundred and eighty-four souls on board, only seven were lost along with all the vessels cargo.

The east coast of Canada is covered with the remains of centuries of bad weather, poor judgement and ill-luck.  The older wrecks along these shores are often remarkably well preserved, and serve as a unique window into a bygone seafaring age; while the more modern sunken ships provide a colossal exploration ground for the keen wreck diver.

 

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