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2006-03-22 21:18:01

Please read in third paragraph. Sylvia Rice... instead of Sylvia Wright. Corrects last name. A corrected version follows. By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying about 100 people sank in the early hours of Wednesday off Canada's rugged Pacific Coast, but officials said they believe everyone was evacuated by lifeboat and rescued. The Queen of the North was believed to have struck a rock at about 12:25 a.m. Pacific Time (0825 GMT) near Gil Island, about...

2006-03-22 21:19:21

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying about 100 people sank in the early hours of Wednesday off Canada's rugged Pacific Coast, but officials said they believe everyone was evacuated by lifeboat and rescued. The Queen of the North was believed to have struck a rock at about 12:25 a.m. Pacific Time (0825 GMT) near Gil Island, about 75 miles south of Prince Rupert as it sailed though the Inside Passage on the northwest coast of British Columbia....

2006-03-22 17:08:20

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying at least 99 people sank in the early hours of Wednesday off Canada's rugged Pacific Coast, but officials said they believe everyone was evacuated by lifeboat and rescued. The Queen of the North was believed to have struck a rock at about 12:43 a.m. (2043 GMT) near Gil Island, about 75 miles south of Prince Rupert as it sailed though the Inside Passage on the northwest coast of British Columbia. Passengers...

2006-03-22 14:44:13

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying nearly 100 people sank in the early hours of Wednesday off Canada's rugged Pacific Coast, but everyone on board was evacuated by lifeboat and rescued. The Queen of the North was believed to have struck a rock at about 12:43 a.m. PST near Gil Island, about 75 miles south of Prince Rupert as it sailed though the Inside Passage on the northwest coast of British Columbia. All 99 passengers and crew escaped the...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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