The Caraquet was a combination British mail packet and passenger steamer of 350 feet. She cruised the Atlantic at the turn of the century. Originally built in Belfast, Northern Ireland, she was launched in 1894. In the summer of 1923, while en route from St. John, BVI to Halifax, England, the Caraquet ran head on into the reef on Bermuda's Northwest corner. Rough seas, strong currents and poor visibility had pushed her off course and made it difficult to obtain land sightings. Her wreckage lies in 30 feet of water, marked by enormous steam boilers, a large anchor, winches and deck machinery.
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