This Date in Danish American History - Thingvalla/Geiser Shipwreck

  • August 14, 2021
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THIS DATE IN DANISH AMERICAN HISTORY - THINGVALLA/GEISER SHIPWRECK

In the early morning hours of August 14, 1888, 105 lives were lost when two ships of the Danish owned Thingvalla Lines collided about 40 miles off Sable Island, east of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The SS Geiser sunk within minutes, and the SS Thingvalla, badly damaged, limped into port carrying survivors.

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