Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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This woodcut depicts the wreck of the Bohemian as seen the morning after off the coast of Cape Elizabeth, February 1864.
The ship hit ledge -- Alden Rock -- off Cape Elizabeth. Forty-two people drowned; most were emigrating from Ireland.
The image was printed in Harper's Weekly on March 12, 1864.
About This Item
- Title: Wreck of the Bohemian, Cape Elizabeth, 1864
- Creation Date: circa 1864
- Subject Date: 1864-02-22
- Town: Cape Elizabeth
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: woodcut, photograph
- Dimensions: 43 cm x 31 cm
- Local Code: 1994.490.4
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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