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similar to Saint John disaster
Monument to Saint John victims in Cohasset cemetery
(Steve O'Gara photo)
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.
For more information on the Saint John, check out our Saint John Tragedy page.
|Vessel Name||Saint John|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)|
|Cargo||Passengers (Immigrants from Ireland)|
|Date of Loss||October 7, 1849|
|Reason for Loss||Dragged anchor onto ledge in storm|
|Fatalities||99 (passengers and crew)|
|Location||The Grampuses (rocks), off Cohasset, MA|
|Coordinates (Lat/Lon)||42-15-57N / 70-46-48W|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||20' maximum|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Wreck Condition||Probably completely gone|
|Other Information||A monument to the 99 victims (see photo above) stands in Cohasset Central Cemetery. For more information on the Saint John disaster, check out our Saint John Tragedy page and the County Claire Library's Saint John Website.|
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