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Gypsum King

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Gypsum King
ready for sea in 1899
(Marine Engineering - 1899)

Gypsum King stranded
on St. Mary Ledge

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.

Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Gypsum King
Other Names  
Vessel Type Tug
Owner J.B. King Transportation Co.
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 165' / 29' / 
Tonnage 563 G.T.
Hull Construction Steel
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)  
Wreck Condition  
Diving Considerations Caution - currents are very strong around Grand Manan
Other Information Last Trip - New York to Nova Scotia

For more information on this and other Grand Manan wrecks, see... http://www.gnb.ca/cnb/grand/ship-e.asp 

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