Daily Event for March 9

On Mar. 9, 1900 the Cuvier was sunk in a collision with the SS Dovre off the East Goodwin Lightship, twenty-six people lost their lives in what may have been the first passenger ship sunk in the 20th century. I have a resource which mentions a steamship named Pavillac which sailed from New York on Feb. 15, 1900 with thirty seven on board, the ship never arrived at her destination of LaHavre, France. I can find no information on this ship at this time so I don't know if it was indeed a passenger ship or a freighter, if it was a passenger ship than she would be the first lost in the new century.
© 2008 Michael W. Pocock

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