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Shipwrecks in Bermuda opens a window onto the past history of exploration on the island it offers some of the best examples of maritime history in the world


This 11M / 36FT, two-masted American schooner was bound from Turks Island to Nova Scotia with a cargo of salt when she wrecked on our treacherous reefs in February 1890.


Bermuda's most impressive warship wreck is this first-class 60-gun French frigate that sank in 1838. This three-masted, wooden-hulled sailing vessel was returning to France from a skirmish in Mexico when

The Kate

A 61M / 200FT English steamer, she was en route from Galveston, Texas to Le Havre, France when she struck a reef 35KM / 22MI northwest of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse


A sturdy iron-hulled steamer built in 1881. On February 22, 1886, she wrecked on the Western Reef while travelling from New Orleans to Bremen, Germany carrying a cargo of cotton


A cargo steamer built in 1890 ran into a "white squall" in 1915. For years her engine protruded above the waves, inviting tourists to swim out and visit. Today, the

The Airplane

The Airplane sits in about 25 feet of water. The visibility is usually quite good - 70 feet in the summer and over 100 feet in the winter. Most interesting

Minnie Breslauer

One of the most unlucky ships to sink in our waters, this 91M / 300FT, steel-hulled English steamer was on her maiden voyage between Portugal and New York with a


Turn of the century Danish cargo steamer that fell victim to our tricky reefs sank on November 24, 1920. The 69-meter / 228-foot, steel-hull vessel was built in Copenhagen in

North Carolina

A classic sunken sailing ship, her 62M / 205FT English iron hull bark sank on New Year's Day, 1880. She was en route from Bermuda to England with a general


Bermuda's best East End shipwreck - an 117M / 385FT, steel-hulled cargo steamer. Built in Port Glasgow in 1907, her ownership changed numerous times before she was purchased in 1939

Mary Celestia

This is one of Bermuda's most mysterious shipwrecks - a Confederate blockade-runner with multiple identities. In an effort to confuse and evade monitoring by Union spies, this crafty ship operated


Built in 1877, the Madiana was a new breed of iron-hulled transatlantic passenger/light cargo ship. On February 10, 1903, while en route from New York to the West Indies with

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