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First report: the wreck of the Atlantic...

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April 2, 1873

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 2, 1873 

* Wreck of the RMS Atlantic
* Ocean Steamer
* North American coast

Over half of the front page contains the first report of this tragic marine disaster off the coast of Nova Scotia. The wreck of the ocean steamer Atlantic on a rock, about fifty yards from Meagher's Island, in the County of Halifax on the 1st April, 1873, will long be remembered as one of the most disastrous wrecks on the North American coast. Not only was the vessel and nearly all the cargo a total loss, but 545 people died, many with scarcely a moment's warning.
The top of the first column is headed: "A FEARFUL CALAMITY" "Total Wreck of the White Star Steamship Atlantic" "Over 700 Lives Lost" with various subheads.
Complete in 8 pages, rejoined at the spine, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War

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