NOTE: Michelle McKay, the founder of Cold Spot Paranormal Research, has a special interest in this ghost ship. Her grandmother saw it in Nova Scotia, she will add her testimony to this page shortly.
This phantom ship has been a very popular sighting along the Northumberland Strait ever since 1786. The Northumberland Strait flows through Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.
Descriptions of the ghost ship vary, but most agree that the ship is a three-masted square rigger with “burning flames leaping from the mast”.
The ship has also been sighted during the winter when the Strait is completely frozen over.
Some believe that Jean Pierre de Roma watched the burning ship from Brudenell Point, and that he concluded that it was indeed a ghost ship and that the ship most likely belonged to pirates at one time. .
Although nobody knows for certain who the ship belonged to or which ship it was, some say it belonged to an English Admiral. After looting the Roma settlement, he ordered his crew to take the prettiest girl they could find. Once they captured the girl and destroyed the settlement, the crew moved to the outskirts of Georgetown and anchored the vessel at Boughton Island. Supposedly, the Admiral attempted to seduce the frightened young women, and a struggle ensued. A lamp was knocked over spilling oil on the floor causing a huge fire. The crew cut the ship away from the other two ships it was tied up beside. Eventually the ship floated away and sank off the coast of Pictou Island and the image of burning ship is that of the English warship.
Also see the Chaleur Bay ghost ship in New Brunswick which might be the same ship.
If you have seen this ghost ship, or any ghost ship anywhere else in the world, please tell us about it here
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