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A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Liner Hits Iceberg In North Atlantic

The SS CORSICAN had its maiden voyage in October 1907. It is owned by Allan lines and travels to and from Canada.

On August 12, 1912 the SS Corsican was sailing from Montreal to Liverpool with over 200 passengers when it struck an iceberg at 4pm 120 miles east of the Strait of Belleisle. It stopped and two passenger ships in the area came to its aid. They stayed nearby while repairs were made. The ship ceased travelling for 42 hours claiming there would have been no chance of being picked up for there was fog bank was 100 miles wide.that it was waiting for heavy fog to clear away. The stem of the SS CORSICAN above the waterline was injured, but no serious damage was done and the ship. Her bows smashed in as a result of a collision.



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