Hunting New England Shipwrecks
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ashore on Cuttyhunk
The Boston Globe
Wanderer and crew members
New York Times report
on the Wanderer wreck
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 Type||Whaling Bark|
|Owner||Gifford & Cummings|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||116' / 28' / 16'|
|Built||1878 at Mattapoisett, MA|
|Date of Loss||August 26, 1924|
|Reason for Loss||Dragged anchor onto rocks in storm|
|Location||West side of Cuttyhunk Island, MA, just off shore|
|Coordinates (Lat/Lon)||41-25-18N / 70-56-36W|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||20' Maximum|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Wreck Condition||Completely broken up, but small artifacts remain wedged between the rocks|
|Diving Considerations||An easy dive|
Attention Divers The information on this page was obtained from a variety of sources. Although we have attempted to make it as accurate as possible, it may contain errors. For your personal safety, use extreme caution when diving on this wreck.
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