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Ramona shipwreck sinking historical photo Bermuda            

By Capt. Dan Berg

The Canadian steel hulled 120 foot long yacht, Ramona, was sunk on December 2, 1967. According to Teddy Tucker , she was under command of Captain  William Post McKay enroute from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, to St. Lucia when the ship ran aground on a reef at 8:00 PM. Mike Davis reports that the crew of ten immediately sent up distress signals, but no one came to their aid. After abandoning ship in lifeboats, the wreck was finally noticed the next morning and reported to authorities. Many boats as well as aircraft rushed to help, but only five of the crew members survived the ordeal.

In the weeks following the accident, there was much speculation as to the competency of the Ramona's captain. It was reported that he was drunk during much of the voyage, an accusation which he strongly denied.

The Ramona was latter raised with hopes of making the vessel seaworthy again, but it was discovered that such an undertaking was too extensive due to the damage incurred by her sinking. After salvaging everything of value from the Ramona's hull, she was sunk in a dump area off dockyard in 60 feet of water. Her bow now sits nestled inside the wreck of the Dry Dock, which was also scuttled on the same site.


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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