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Old 18-11-2012, 02:40   #1
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Mystery Yacht sinks off coast of Nova Scotia

This is not an area where local Nova Scotians sail, especially this time of year. (We lived in Nova Scotia for over ten years and our house is there.)
Population this time of year is about 5 so this yacht was probably in transit. Will try to follow up as more info is released.

Mystery sailboat sinks off Cape Sable Island - Nova Scotia - CBC News

Sable Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 18-11-2012, 02:54   #2
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Re: Mystery Yacht sinks off coast of Nova Scotia

And the inevitable conflicting report although the size of the boat seems pretty specific.
Abandoned boat sinks off of Cape Sable Island near Nova Scotia
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Re: Mystery Yacht sinks off coast of Nova Scotia

Might be 1 of the 5 or 6 abandoned around Bermuda this time last year.
1 of them was sighted south of here this summer.
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Re: Mystery Yacht sinks off coast of Nova Scotia

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I think this is the correct link:
Cape Sable Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Re: Mystery Yacht sinks off coast of Nova Scotia

I wonder if it sailed itself up from New Jersey, New York, or maybe Massachusetts after Hurricane Sandy? Seems unlikely, but in this season it is not unusual to read of boats mysteriously disappearing from a mooring. The painters have been on there all summer long, sometimes without chafing gear, and then the nor'easters and hurricanes arrive.
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Re: Mystery Yacht sinks off coast of Nova Scotia

Cape Sable I. is not nearly as remote as Sable I. For example, it's relatively close to Shelburne, a major (at least for Nova Scotia) yachting center.
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Re: Mystery Yacht sinks off coast of Nova Scotia

Thanks Ziggy, you are correct. Guess my 10 years in the Annapolis Valley are showing! (That's on the Bay of Fundy side...well away from Shelburne.)
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Re: Mystery Yacht sinks off coast of Nova Scotia

I don't understand this part, who reported it missing?
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"Police did not receive a distress call from the boat, which was reported missing Friday night..."



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RCMP probe mystery sailboat sinking off Cape Sable - Nova Scotia - CBC News

A little more info but not a lot although I think it answers your question.
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