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Small Maine-built schooner
probably similar to Velma
(Author's collection)

Report on Velma wreck
from The Evening Times Washington, DC - 8 Dec 1900

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 Velma
Other Names  
Vessel Type American Schooner
Owner  
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 81' / 25' / 
Tonnage 96 GT
Hull Construction Wood
Propulsion Sails
Cargo  
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 (Lat/Lon)  
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet)  
Typical Visibility (feet)  
Wreck Condition Probably completely gone
Diving Considerations  
Other Information Survivors were marooned for forty-four hours before being rescued (see report above)
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