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Cape Elizabeth Shipwrecks

Detail from a Map of Portland Harbour and islands

Detail from a Map of Portland Harbour and islands

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Maine Historical Society

In one of the earliest documented wrecks, the schooner Charles was sailing in a thick fog on July 12, 1807, when the ship hit Watt's Ledge, knocking a large hole in the bottom of the vessel.



The captain, Jacob Adams, had been confused in the fog and thought he was farther from shore.


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