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Nautical Mysteries of Canada’s Great Lakes

Nautical Mysteries of Canada’s Great Lakes For centuries, North America’s five Great Lakes have served as the setting for a host of legends, folktales, and nautical mysteries. The local Ojibwa First Nations, for example, tell stories of fabulous monsters which inhabit the depths, shores, and skies of these inland seas, from
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Captain Voss and the Voyage of the Tilikum

Captain Voss and the Voyage of the Tilikum “Tilikum” is the Chinook Jargon word for “friend” (Chinook Jargon being a pidgin trade language of the Pacific Northwest). Many people most readily associate this word with “Tilly”, the late, controversial, man-eating captive orca which once performed tricks at Seaworld Orlando and Victoria’s

Saskatchewan Shipwreck

Mysteries of Canada is no stranger to shipwreck stories.  We have reported on the Gunilda Shipwreck, the Titanic, the Ethie and many more.  But to be reporting a Saskatchewan Shipwreck seems, even to me, a little strange. We tend to think of the Canadian Prairies as essentially flat and what
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HMS NANCY Schooner

The HMS Nancy was built as a private cargo vessel in 1789 near Windsor, Ontario.  During the War of 1812, she was contracted into service and played an important role as a British supply ship.  Commanded by a British Naval Officer Lieutenant Commander Worsley for a brief period in 1814,
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The Gnuilda Shipwreck

The Luxury Steam Yacht Gunilda was the flagship of the New York Yacht Club and the pride of its owner, oil baron William Harkness, one of the wealthiest men in the world at the turn of the century. However a penchant for cutting corners sent this vessel to a watery
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Mary Celeste Ghost Ship Mystery

One of the great maritime mysteries is The Mary Celeste Ghost Ship. (some debate over the name as Marie Celeste) Over 125 years ago, the ship was found floating, with no crew, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.  She was in perfect condition. The fate of the crew and passengers has
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