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S.S. Camoens damaged by ice near Borðeyri
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S.S. Camoens damaged by ice near Borðeyri

With reference to picture #14972

SS Camoens damaged by drift ice on Hunafloi Bay, outside the emigration port Borðeyri, in the summer of 1883. Sometimes the Polar drift ice delayed or even damaged the Emigration ships, so the people had to wait for weeks or even months in uncertainty.

Picture added on 22 October 2009 at 17:46
This appears to be the same ship as Bill Sinclair's entry number 14972
Added by Fred Johnston on 22 October 2009
I'm researching my Icelandic ancestors who left Iceland in 1882 via the S.S. Camoens. For those interested, there is a book called "Icelandic River Saga" that contains a few tales of the Camoens, and is available in searchable pdf format at this website: manitobia.ca/resources/books/local_histories/280.pdf
Added by Mariedke Gibson on 15 January 2016
Would anyone know the source of this photo of the SS Camoens? I would like to use it to illustrate a book I am writing about an Icelandic family that sailed on the Camoens for America in 1879. I need to find the owner of the photo. Thanks, Matt Nickerson, mnickerson@outlook.com
Added by Matt Nickerson on 14 February 2018
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