Wreck of the Bohemian, Cape Elizabeth, 1864

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Wreck of the Bohemian, Cape Elizabeth, 1864

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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.

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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

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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