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Report on Velma
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|Vessel Type||American Schooner|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||81' / 25' /|
|Built||1869 at Addison, ME|
|Date of Loss||October 17, 1900|
|Reason for Loss||Ran on ledge in storm|
|Fatalities||1 fatality, 3 crewmen survived in a terrible ordeal|
|Location||Cross Jack Ledge (part of the Murr Ledges), off the south side of Grand Manan|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Wreck Condition||Probably completely gone|
|Other Information||Survivors were marooned for forty-four hours before being rescued (see report above)|
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