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SS Atlantic. Ran aground 1873 off Nova Scotia

SS Atlantic. Ran aground 1873 off Nova Scotia

Pat Pearson (View posts)
Posted: 10 Jul 2000 3:11PM GMT
Looking for a passenger list, newspaper stories etc about the loss of the above steamer that sailed from Liverpool, England BEFORE April 16th 1873 with 862 passengers. 546 perished.

SS Atlantic

David Schacht (View posts)
Posted: 7 Jan 2001 3:33PM GMT
Looking for info. on wreck in 1873 off Nova Scotia.
Pat Pearson, could you contact me.

SS At;lantic

Pat Pearson (View posts)
Posted: 8 Jan 2001 8:03AM GMT
Found a webesite devoted to the history of Nova Scotia. Information about the SS Atlantic is included. About 400 of the bodies were buried at a town called Prospect. The inhabitants of the town still maintain the graves. I am trying to find out if there is a newspaper for the town that I can contact. Someone somewhere must have the ships passenger list.

Shipwreck, Atlantic, 1873

David Schacht (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jan 2001 1:17AM GMT
To Pat Pearson,
I found story of wreck and a pasenger list. I don't think it is complete. I found it on , Just Ask Jeeves. Under Imagration to Canada-ships-Atlantic-1873 I didn't see John Hindley on the list but found him mentioned in an article by Kevin Cox TITANIC'S ILL FATED COUSIN Also says the Saint Paul"s Anglican Church in Terence Bay has established the SS Atlantic Memorial Fund. Maybe more info. can be found there.

SS Atlantic

Lorraine Cox (View posts)
Posted: 14 Jun 2001 11:07PM GMT
There is a website called SS Atlantic Heritage Fund - I think the address is http://home.istar.ca/~areyner/Index.html In April 2001 I visited Terence Bay and saw the memorial. There have been donation to build a boarwalk all around the shoreline and it is very nicely done. Interesting that the record states all women were lost, but on a website my cousin and I checked out it was learned that one woman actually did survive - she was thought to be a man because she was a "seaman" !! I did find a website at one time that gave a partial list of passengers. Keep hunting!

Re: SS At;lantic

Posted: 28 Jul 2001 10:19AM GMT
Edited: 13 Apr 2002 12:38AM GMT
I have many articles and a couple of books on this ship wreck. My ggrandfather, John WREN, was on the ship as well as his brother-in-law, Daniel Kinnane. Daniel Kinnane gave testimony about the wreck that appears in the New York Times a few days after the wreck. If I can help you with any information please let me know.
Jenny WREN

Re: SS At;lantic

Dawn Hubley (View posts)
Posted: 27 Aug 2001 1:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, I am from Terence Bay, Nova Scotia where some of the victims of the SS Atlantic are buried. My brother in law is currently designing a web site about the SS Atlantic and is adding to it always. If you would like to view what is there so far you can go to: http://ssatlanticpark.com/

Dawn

Re: SS At;lantic

Posted: 12 Aug 2006 1:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schacht
I'm hoping your email address is still good. My husbands great great grandfather survived this ship wreck. Would love to learn more about what you have.

Re: SS Atlantic

Jenny Wren (View posts)
Posted: 12 Aug 2006 8:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great grandfather, John Wren, was on the ship, The Atlantic. His brother in law, Daniel Kannane was also on the ship and his account of the accident appears in the New York Times and other papers as part of the investigation.
John Wren was coming to the US to join his brother, Edward Wren, who was already in the states.
Edward was married to Margaret Kinnane who was Daniel's sister. Daniel was on a buying trip in Ireland for the Kinnane and Wren Dry Goods Store in Lancaster and Springfield, Ohio.
Jenny WREN

Re: SS At;lantic

Posted: 11 Feb 2008 1:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bain, Doherty, Heath, George, Jeffery
Hi, Are yu still on the SS Atlantic subject. Would be great if yu cud pass on the address of that "website for shipwrecks" that you mentioned. Am looking for area covering Gaspé Coast, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, Maine for names of Jeffery, George, Heath, Currie, Bain, Doherty.
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