File MS-4-231, SF Box 21, Folder 19 - Papers of the SS Corfu Island

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Papers of the SS Corfu Island

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MS-4-231, SF Box 21, Folder 19

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  • 1953-1962 (Creation)

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31 pages (1 folder)

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The SS Corfu Island was a steam powered cargo ship registered in Panama and operated by Marathon Compania Naviera, a shipping company based in Lebanon. The ship was built in Vancouver, British Columbia by North Vancouver Ship Repairs Limited in 1943. On December 20th, 1963, while on passage from Wismar, Germany to the east coast of Canada, the SS Corfu Island experienced engine trouble and went aground near Grindstone Light, Magdalene Islands, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Due to the weather and ice conditions, the ship was abandoned and was a total loss. The wreck is the subject of the book The Demise of the SS Corfu Island by Frixos Elia Sekkides.

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File contains papers of the SS Corfu Island, including a survey of the vessel from March 4, 1953, a list of crew members from July 11, 1957 to May 14, 1960, and miscellaneous papers from 1956, 1961, and 1962.

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June 2013. Revised in December 2016.

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  • Box: MS-4-231, SF Box 21