Ghost Ship of Northumberland Strait

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For over 200 years, people have reported seeing a burning schooner sailing the waters through the Northumberland Straight. Numerous people have sighted the ship, some reports even make mention of rescue attempts mounted to assist the burning ship, only to have it vanish before they can get to it.

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Geographic Information

Northumberland Strait

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45.9713441, -63.56084010000001
Cumberland County
Nearest Towns:
Pugwash, NS (9.4 mi.)
Wallace Bay, NS (9.6 mi.)
Wallace, NS (12.7 mi.)
Pugwash Junction, NS (13.4 mi.)
Cape Tormentine, NB (14.7 mi.)
Victoria, PE (17.4 mi.)
Hampton, PE (17.5 mi.)
Wentworth Centre, NS (19.9 mi.)
Carleton, PE (19.9 mi.)
Carleton Siding, PE (19.9 mi.)


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