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Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Edward Rich
Other Names  
Vessel Type Schooner
Owner H. P. Halma
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 79' / 22' / 7'
Tonnage 74
Hull Construction Wood
Propulsion Sails
Cargo Granite Paving Blocks
Built 1867 at Chelsea, MA
Date of Loss August 30, 1899
Reason for Loss Struck breakwater in fog
Fatalities None
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.
Diving Considerations  
Other Information  
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