TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENTS - MARITIME

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Halifax: The Explosion that Leveled a City Description of the 1917 explosion of the French munitions ship Mont Blanc in the harbor of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the impact of the explosion on the city. (Entry 0202263)

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Canada's Greatest River Disaster
Description of the 1914 sinking of the passenger steamer Empress of Ireland after a collision with the Storstadt on the St. Lawrence River - Canada's worst river disaster. (Entry 0202264)
3 Daily International Vessel Casualties & Pirates Reports Extensive database of reports of pirate attacks on merchant vessels from 1985 and vessel loss dispatches dating from 1997, indexed by year and month.  (Entry 0203300)
3+ US Coast Guard Marine Board Reports Comprehensive archive of US Coast Guard accident investigation reports for maritime capsizes and sinkings, collisions, disappearances, fires and explosions, founderings, and a variety of other types of accidents dating back to 1947. (Entry 0203301)
2 Missing, Lost and Wrecked Ships of the World Partial list of shipwrecks from 1833 through 1999 with very brief entries and list of ships and aircraft missing in the Bermuda Triangle. (Entry 0203302)
2 Royal Navy Ship Losses - A Miscellaneous List Brief reports dating to 1744 of sinkings (list prior to 1900s is spotty at best), including wartime, of British Royal Navy warships with date, location, and cause.  (Entry 0203303)
3+ The Great Lakes Shipwreck File: Total Losses of Great Lakes Ships 1679 1999 Massive database of sinkings of vessels of all types on the Great Lakes from 1679.  Includes data on the vessel and summaries of what is known about its loss.  Includes an excellent description of the database elements and list of sources.  Use the Great Lakes Shipping search engine for access. (Entry 0203304)
3 Wisconsin's Great Lakes Shipwrecks Interesting archive of Great Lakes shipwrecks in Wisconsin waters in Lakes Superior and Michigan with histories of the vessels involved and of their last voyages, along with contemporary photographs of the vessels and photographs and maps of the wreck sites.  (Entry 0203305)
2+ The Saga of the Anegada Island Shipwrecks 1500-1899 Descriptions of shipwrecks in the British Virgin Islands, mostly in the 1700s and 1800s with known details of the vessel, date, and nature of loss. (Entry 0203306)
2+ SS Waratah The Story South African National Underwater and Marine Agency site with a reasonably complete description of the loss of the SS Waratah in 1909 and of more recent search efforts.  (Entry 0203307) 
2 The sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald November 10, 1975 A summary of the events with supporting meteorological data that led to the sinking of the Great Lakes cargo ship, the Edmund Fitzgerald.  (Entry 0203308)
3- Andrea-Doria: Tragedy and Rescue at Sea Extensive coverage of the collision of the liners Andrea Doria and Stockholm off the United States coast, and the resulting rescue operations.  (Entry 0203309)