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Posted 10/16/2012   10:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jubilee
Interesting cover and interesting story also. You got me curious and I read about Bird's Rock. This shipwreck happened before the first lighthouse was built in 1870. This Rock had the reputation of being a graveyard for ships. It is 30 km from Magdelen Islands a beautiful place to be in summertime in Quebec. Hope one day I can make it there. Hard to find if your cover was on board on this trip.


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Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine

Bird's Rock is pointed by the red arrow.
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Posted 12/14/2012   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add woodcr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
like a lot of these
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Posted 12/14/2012   1:49 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
On the first page of this thread, Petert4522 asked,

"Why do we seem to romanticize shipwrecks, but not plane- or train wrecks?"

A good question, I thought. My guess is that they aren't as messy, or at least we don't think they are. Also there's the romanticism and mystery of the sea.

For the heck of it, here's a train wreck stamp from Cuba, 1950.



The colour of the stamp is horrific enough.
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Posted 12/15/2012   1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
in my collection of bridges on stamps there are two stories of shipwrecks in the Pacific Ocean. They both started in San Francisco, they were at one time, and they killed two men - but the death transport "President Coolidge" is happily ended the absurdity,



but the disappearance of Amelia Earhart was crew huge tragedy



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Jubilee might be interested in this report re the Jardine-built ship Lochmaben Castle launched from Ricibucto, New Brunswick:



Here is a link to the report in its entirety. The part you want relating to the ship floundering begins about p4. There is even a part relating to a captain leaving his ship which hints of more recent events.

http://static.torontopubliclibrary....5302558d.pdf
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Shipwreck of L'Inger, designed by Jean Claireaux, engraved by Jacques Jubert, and issued by St. Pierre & Miquelon on October 4, 2000, Scott No. 698.

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Here is an image of a stamp depicting the Icelandic rescue and salvage operation for the English fishing cutter Dhoon at Latrabjarg in 1947, designed by Ţröstur Magnússon, engraved by Eugčne Lacaque, and issued by Iceland on December 1, 1978 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Life-Saving Association, Scott No. 512, Facit No. 753.

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Sinking of RMS Titanic, 80th anniversary, designed by Serbian artist Radomir Bojanic (1951- ), printed by photogravure, and issued by Yugoslavia on April 14, 1992, Scott No. 2152.

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Norfolk 2015 Sirius Wrecking Recovery Artefacts

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Finland
The 12th International Lifeboat Conference
June 2, 1975
The design portrays rescue tug-boat "Niilo Saarinen" heading to a capsized ship.



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France
Lifeboat Service
April 29, 1974
The design portrays the "Pierre Loti" Lifeboat and Shipwreck.


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St Pierre and Miquelon
Transpacific Shipwreck
October 12, 2005
In May 18, 1971, the Transpacific got caught by the treacherous shoals around the French Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The West German freighter joined other ships that made these waters their final resting place. The 398 foot, 9 inch long cargo carrier had been built at Lubeck, Germany, in 1954 and started trading to the Great Lakes when the St. Lawrence Seaway opened in 1959.


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Croatia
ALPE ADRIA - Sunken Ships of the Adriatic Sea
April 14, 2011
Motif on stamp: motor cargo ship Elhawi Star, sunken in 1982 in front of the Rijeka harbour. Motif of the souvenir sheet: an illustration of the cargo steamer Vis sunken in 1946 alongside east coast of Istria, close to the entrance to Plomin Bay.


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