MARYSTOWN SHIPYARD LIMITED
Structural and outfit detail draughting during the construction
of an offshore anchor-handling tug.
Returning to the Rock some years later for similar
work on a factory fishing trawler.
Marystown Shipyard - Newfoundland
Colours of the Fall
HURRICANE, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
August 24-25, 1873
Known as the Great Nova Scotia Hurricane,
the storm that ravaged the ports in this province of Canada had taken a great toll of
shipping and of seamens lives before it ever turned inland.
In its wake 190 vessels of all types were
lost, either by foundering or by simply being ripped in half.
The hurricane swept inland and up the Gulf
of St. Lawrence on August 24-25, 1873.
It utterly destroyed the harbours of Nova.
Scotia, Cape Breton and Newfoundland, in which 1,032 ships, only 35 were small fishing
schooners, were demolished.
Property damage alone reached $5 million, and a
conservative death toll estimated 600 lives lost. most of which were ships crew
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