Hunting New England Shipwrecks
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The table below provides historical and statistical data on the vessel. Some of the information may be incomplete. If you have additions or corrections, please e-mail us at the address listed below.
|Vessel Name||Gypsum King|
|Owner||J.B. King Transportation Co.|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||165' / 29' /|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw|
|Built||1899 at Port Richmond, NY (Burlee Dry Dock)|
|Date of Loss||January 22, 1906|
|Reason for Loss||Stranded on ledge in fog at night|
|Fatalities||None - Crew rowed to shore in a lifeboat|
|Location||Off Grand Manan Island, NB, on St. Mary Ledge (part of the Murr Ledges), 3 miles SSE of Southwest Head Light|
|Coordinates (Lat/Lon)||44-28.8 N / 66-49.9 W|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||35'|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Diving Considerations||Caution - currents are very strong around Grand Manan|
Trip - New York to Nova Scotia
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