Hunting New England Shipwrecks

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High and Dry

Over the years many ships have run aground, and continue to run aground, along the New England coast. Some groundings are the result of  fog, wind and other natural phenomena. Others are caused by navigation errors or careless piloting. Many of these grounded vessels are hauled off and put back in service. But many more are damaged beyond repair and end up in the scrap yard. Below are pictures of some of the ships grounded in New England over the past century. Click on the thumbnails to view larger images in a new window. Close the window to return here.

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Beaver Tail aground in 1938
on Conanicut Island, RI
(Author's collection)
Eldia stranded in 1984
on Cape Cod, MA
(Larry Fowler's Eldia Website)
Kate Harding in 1892
on Cape Cod, MA
(Bill Carter collection)
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Pilot boat Columbia in 1938
on beach at Scituate, MA
(Paul Sherman collection)
Steamer Old Dominion in 1901
in Long Island Sound
(Author's collection)
Freighter Wandby in 1921
at Kennebunkport, ME
(Bill Carter collection)
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Tug D.T. Sheridan in 1948
on Monhegan Island, ME
(Bill Carter collection)
Freighter Onondaga in 1907
stranded on Cape Cod (MA)
(Mariners Museum)
Schooner Nancy in 1927
on Nantasket Beach, Hull, MA
(Paul Sherman collection)
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Steamer Cimbria in 1899
on Mount Desert Island, ME
(Paul Sherman collection)
Ferry Governor Carr in 1938
stranded at Jamestown, RI
(Bill Carter collection)
USCG cutter General Greene
on Cape Cod beach in 1960
(Bill Carter collection)

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