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category: History
published: May 2017
publisher: Formac Publishing Company Limited

Shipwrecks Off the East Coast

Harrowing Tales of Rescue and Disaster

by Carmel Vivier

tagged: history, pre-confederation (to 1867), naval, post-confederation (1867-)

Shipwrecks Off the East Coast tells the stories of nine ill-fated vessels as they navigated the often treacherous waters of the Atlantic region. Among them: the wreck of the SS Atlantic, only miles from safety in Halifax, where 562 people perished, including all women and children aboard but one solitary boy; the dramatic sinking of the SS Caribou, destroyed by a German U-boat's torpedo off the coast of Newfoundland, with 135 lives lost; the famous sinking of the sailing vessel Marco Polo just ninety metres offshore of PEI; and the Royal Tar, whose passengers included a full complement of circus animals and performers, which was engulfed by fire and abandoned by her chief crew members.


About the Author

Carmel Vivier

Contributor Notes

Carmel Vivier is an author and journalist living near Saint John, New Brunswick. Her writing, which has been published in magazines in Canada and the United States, covers topics in a number of fields, including history, business, law, photojournalism, and travel and tourism.


Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
11 to 18
6 to 12
Reading age:
11 to 18
Editorial Review

"An accurate and poignant picture of our relationship to the ocean and some ships that didnt make it."

— The Chronicle Herald

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