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Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Charles
Other Names  
Vessel Type Schooner
Length / Beam / Draft (feet)  
Hull Construction Wood
Propulsion Sails
Cargo Passengers and freight
Date of Loss July 12, 1807
Reason for Loss Struck Watt's Ledge, off east side of Richmond Island
Fatalities 16 (6 survivors)
Location Casco Bay (off Cape Elizabeth), ME, off East side of Richmond Island
Coordinates (Lat/Lon) 43-32-31 N / 070-13-14 W
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet)  
Typical Visibility (feet)  
Wreck Condition Probably completely gone
Diving Considerations  
Other Information  
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