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from Harpers Weekly
Bohemian disaster report
from the New York Times
The table below provides historical and statistical data on the vessel. Some of the information may be incomplete. If you have additions or corrections, please e-mail us at the address listed below.
|Vessel Type||Passenger Steamer|
|Owner||Montreal Ocean Steamship Co. (also called the Allan Line)|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||295' / 37' / /|
|Propulsion||Steam / Propellers (bark rigged with auxiliary sails)|
|Built||1859 at Dumbarton, Scotland (William Denny & Co.)|
|Date of Loss||February 22, 1864|
|Reason for Loss||Struck Alden's Rock in fog and sank|
|Fatalities||42 (approximately 250 passengers and crew survived the incident)|
|Location||Casco Bay, Me, off Maxwell's Point (Cape Elizabeth)|
|Coordinates (Lat/Lon)||43-34-28N / 70-11-53W|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||30'|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Wreck Condition||Wreck was blown up and extensively salvaged|
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