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|Vessel Name||Edward Rich|
|Owner||H. P. Halma|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||79' / 22' / 7'|
|Cargo||Granite Paving Blocks|
|Built||1867 at Chelsea, MA|
|Date of Loss||August 30, 1899|
|Reason for Loss||Struck breakwater in fog|
|Location||Sandy Bay Breakwater, off Rockport, MA. Wreck is located at bottom of slope on outer side of breakwater at north end of exposed portion.|
|Coordinates (Lat/Lon)||42-40-39N / 70-35-25W|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||70' Maximum|
|Typical Visibility (feet)||10 - 30'|
|Wreck Condition||Long pile of granite blocks with remains of hull mostly buried beneath granite.|
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