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Location DB > Canada > Newfoundland > Conception Harbour > SS Charcot
SS Charcot
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created by twinpowered on 10/6/2015 4:00 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 9/27/2018 1:38 PM
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Shipwreck just a few metres off the shore. There are two other wrecks fully submerged just past it. There is a small parking area with a picnic bench and an information sign.

She had a length of 117 ft, a beam (width) of 21.6 ft and weighed 212 tons.
 Basic Information
Type: Shipwreck
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Kichuses Rd & Marsh Rd
Conception Harbour, Newfoundland
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • water
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1923
    Closed: 1970
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    SS Charcot was a steel whaling ship built in Tønsberg, Norway in 1923 for the A/S Hvalen whaling company. In 1943, it was sold to the Polar Whaling Company (owned by Christian Salvesen) and was based at the Hawke Harbour whaling station in southern Labrador. In 1956, Charcot was sold to the Hawke Harbour Whaling Company (owned by Johan Borgen) and it remained catching whales in southern Labrador. The Hawke Harbour whaling station burned down in 1959 and Charcot ended up in Conception Harbour, where it was berthed during the 1960s. Between 1968 and 1970, Charcot broke its moorings and ran aground on the beach in Conception Harbour, where it remains today.

    In 2013, the Shipwreck Preservation Society surveyed the three whaling shipwrecks in Conception Harbour and identified this ship as Charcot (it had previously been mistakenly called the Sposa by many in Conception Harbour). This wreck is visible from shore and is a favourite with photographers
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    Tue, Oct 6th, 2015
    posted by twinpowered
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 9/27/2018 1:40 PM.

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  • on Sep 27 18 at 13:40, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 27 18 at 13:38, Emperor Wang changed the following: Description, Web Links
  • on Sep 27 18 at 5:47, -Rio- changed the following: History, Year Built, Year Closed, Hazards, Description
  • on Oct 6 15 at 18:55, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Oct 6 15 at 15:15, twinpowered changed the following: Web Links
  • on Oct 6 15 at 4:12, twinpowered changed the following: Description
  • on Oct 6 15 at 4:10, twinpowered made this location available
  • on Oct 6 15 at 4:10, twinpowered changed the following: Notes for Mods, Type, Street Address, City, Province / State (please use full name), Country, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite, Publically Viewable, History, Status, Accessibility, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Media Coverage, Future Plans, Description, Web Links
  • on Oct 6 15 at 4:04, twinpowered added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Oct 6 15 at 4:02, twinpowered created a new gallery
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