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MINNIE BRESLAUER shipwreck boiler Bermuda scuba diver   MINNIE BRESLAUER shipwreck Bermuda   MINNIE BRESLAUER shipwreck propeller Bermuda    

By Capt. Dan Berg

Photos: Minnie Breslauer wreck. Photos by Alan Marquardt and Dan Berg

The Minnie Breslauer was a 300 foot long English steamer under the command of Captain Peter Corbet. On January 1, 1873, the Minnie Breslauer set out on her maiden voyage, bound from Malaga to New York. She ran aground on Bermuda's treacherous reefs. She was later pulled off the reef and towed but sunk enroute to St. Georges. All 24 crew members were rescued without mishap. According to Lloyds List, her cargo of fruit, cork, lead and wine was being salvaged from the wreck until March of the same year by B.W. Walker &Company.

The Minnie Breslauer now sits on her port side in 50 to 65 feet of water off the south shore very close to Horseshoe Beach. Her bow sits all smashed up in the reef; amidships to her stern is semi-intact and rests on a sand sea bed. Her large single boiler and propeller are easily recognizable.


The information listed above was taken with permission from the Book:
A Vacationing Divers Guide to Bermudas Shipwrecks,
by Dan and Denise Berg, 6x9 softcover,73 pages.
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by Dan and Denise Berg, 6x9, 73 page downloadable ebook. From the first quarter of the 16th century, Bermuda became a landmark for Spanish ships sailing back to Spain from the New World. The desire to sight Bermuda to confirm their position often ended their voyage as they wrecked on Bermuda's outer reefs. To this day Bermuda's treacherous reefs have taken their toll on shipping. The reefs have claimed vessels ranging from ocean lines to small fishing boats. Bermuda Shipwrecks is the most comprehensive, accurate, illustrated collection of information, photographs, sketches and stories ever written about the legendary wrecks around Bermuda. Bermuda Shipwrecks includes over 100 illustrations comprised of 61 sensational color photos, 17 rare b&w historical images, 19 stamps, 4 sketches plus one map. Bermuda Shipwrecks contains a wealth of enlightening information that gives the readers a nostalgic glimpse into the history and present condition of over 55 of Bermuda's most popular Shipwrecks. 

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