Hunting New England Shipwrecks
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The Peter Stuyvesant sank
in the Blizzard of '78
(Photo by Bob Mannino)
in its heyday
(from an old postcard)
Another view of the vessel
sunk in Boston Harbor
Peter Stuyvesant model
by Rex Stewart
(see link below)
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||Peter Stuyvesant|
|Vessel Type||Passenger Steamer|
|Owner||Anthony's Pier 4 Restaurant|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||269' / /|
|Propulsion||Diesel / Prop|
|Built||1927 at Wilmington, DE|
|Date of Loss||February 7, 1978 (Blizzard of '78)|
|Reason for Loss||Broke free from its permanent docking cradle and sank beside the pier during a major storm.|
|Location||West side of Pier 4, Boston Harbor, MA|
|Coordinates (Lat/Lon)||42-21-12N / 71-02-30W|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||20'|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Wreck Condition||Wreck was broken up and partially removed, submerged hull remains|
|Diving Considerations||Private property; no diving allowed|
marked by wreck buoys
For more info and pictures, see master model maker Rex Stewart's blog at...
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