Daily Event for January 12

On Jan. 12, 1868 the Guion Line's SS Chicago was wrecked near Queenstown, Ireland. The ship's maiden
voyage was made on Dec. 18, 1866, only a little more than a year earlier. She was 339' long and could
carry almost 900 passengers. Fortunately no lives were lost in the accident but the ship was a total loss.

The ravages of the sea broke down the wreck over time and the Chicago vanished memory until the White
Star liner Celtic wrecked at the same place on Dec. 10, 1928. During her scrapping the wreck of the Chicago
was rediscovered by accident.
© 2008 Michael W. Pocock

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