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MAINE

The excursion steamer Maine was built by Harlan & Hollingsworth in Willimington Delaware in 1892.She was 302 feet long had a 44 foot beam and displaced 2,395 gross tons.

On February 4, 1920the Maine was caught in a heavy ice flow. According to the New York Times 'The steamer Maine of Bridgeport Line, which sailed Wednesday afternoon from New York was reported ashore just north of Execution Rock. She had three passengers and a crew of seventy. It was reported the vessel's hull had been badly damaged." The ice flow apparently had forced the vessel aground on Execution Rock. All on board were rescued by the Coast Guard. The Maine was heavily salvaged the bare hulk was then set on fire and burned. The wreck was then demolished  so as not to be a hazard to navigation.

The wreck of the Maine can now be found scattered in 15 to 20 feet of water. Surprisingly divers have been able to recover a few artifacts that survived the wrecks sinking, salvage and fire. Visibility is normal for the Sound and ranges from zero to about ten feet.

Artifacts from the wreck of the Maine. Dan Berg Wreck Valley Collection.

Artifacts from the wreck of the Maine. Dan Berg Wreck Valley Collection.


 

 
   

 

 

 

 
 

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