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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
eamer Metropolis in Long Island Sound; fourteen lives lost......Aug. 8, 1857 Steamer Central America, from Havana to New York, springs a leak in a heavy storm, Sept. 8; 100 persons are taken off by a passing vessel, Sept. 12, and soon after she sinks, carrying down over 400 persons......Sept. 12, 1857 American ship Pomona, Liverpool to New York, wrecked on Blackwater Bank, the master mistaking the Blackwater for the Tuskar light; only twenty-four out of 419 persons saved......night of April 27-28, 1859 Steamship Indian, from Liverpool to Portland, strikes on Seal Ledge, about 65 miles east of Halifax, and breaks in two amidships; twenty-four lives lost......Nov. 21, 1859 American emigrant vessel Luna wrecked on rocks off Barfleur; about 100 lives lost......Feb. 19, 1860 New mail steamer Hungarian wrecked near Cape Sable, N. S.; all on board (205) lost......night of Feb. 19-20, 1860 Steamer Canadian strikes on ice-field in Strait of Belle Isle, Newfoundland, and fou