Hunting New England Shipwrecks

Alice E. Clark

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Alice E. Clark
on Islesboro Ledge
(Author's collection)

Alice E. Clark
Location map
(by Jon Veinot)

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Report on wreck
N.Y. Times - 3 July 1909

Another Maine-built schooner
Pendleton Bros. launched 1898
(Author's collection)

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 Alice E. Clark
Other Names  
Vessel Type 4-masted Schooner
Owner Winslow & Company, Portland, ME
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 227' / 43' / 21'
Tonnage 1621
Hull Construction Wood
Propulsion Sails
Cargo Coal
Built 1898 by Percy & Small, Bath, ME
Date of Loss July 1, 1909
Reason for Loss Struck ledge in fog
Fatalities None
Location Islesboro Ledge, off Islesboro, Penobscot Bay, ME. Wreck located on outer (SE) side of ledge - bow shallow / stern deep - #9 can buoy marks the ledge.
Coordinates (Lat/Lon) 44-21-00 N / 068-51-24 W
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet) 60' Maximum
Typical Visibility (feet) 6-15'
Wreck Condition Stern intact; bow broken up
Diving Considerations Severe tidal currents; dive at slack tide only. The strong currents at this site require the use of extreme caution when diving this wreck.
Other Information  
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