Sable shipwreck map makes splash

A Nova Scotia Museum chart of Sable Island shipwrecks won as high an honour as a map can this week when it got profiled on the popular Strange Maps blog.
The website’s writer calls Sable Island’s location “eccentric” and “economically irrelevant,” but seems impressed with the sandbar’s rich list of victims.
The map and the accompanying article has attracted plenty of commentary.
Some readers are cherry-picking the oddest names of shipwrecks and cracking jokes.
“My fave ship name is the Esperanto! Wonder what language their ship log was in,” asks a poster named Robin.
Others are debating whether Sable is the rightful owner of the Graveyard of the Atlantic tag. It seems the Outer Banks off the Carolinas claims that brand name as well.

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