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Steam Yacht Gunilda (shipwreck)

  • Type: Shipwreck
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Vehicle
  • Vehicle Type: Boat



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1897/00/00 Designed by Cox and King in London, England and built by Ramage and Ferguson in Leith, Scotland, the steam yacht GUNILDAS departs Scotland with a crew of 25, heading for the Atlantic Ocean.
1911/08/30 William L Harkness Owner Reportedly declining to hire a local pilot, William L Harkness' luxury steam yacht Gunilda steams ahead and founders on McGarvey Shoal, 8 kilometers from Rossport, Ontario.
1911/08/31 New York Yacht Club Proud Ship During a salvage attempt, the Gunilda keels to starboard, fills with water and sinks into 270 feet below Lake Superior's cold fresh water.
1915/00/00 Lloyd's of London Insurer Attempts by divers over the next few years fail to find the wreck. Lloyds of London will eventually pay out on the $100,000 insurance policy.

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Particulars for Steam Yacht Gunilda (shipwreck):
Vehicle Type Boat
Boat Attribute Cruising Yacht
Area of Significance Maritime
Boat Type Schooner
Disposition Shipwreck
Power Steam Power
Sight Category Vehicle

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