The Brooklyn steamer wrecked in Casco Bay, 1883

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The steamer "Brooklyn" hit Hog Island ledge 250 feet from Fort Gorges in Casco Bay on April 6, 1883.

A diary belonging to George Washington Willard noted that he was "On the Brooklyn at work" on April 10, "on the wreck at work" on April 11-13 and April 16-17. On April 18, he was "discharging Sloop of Wreck stuff" and on April 20, the "Wreck stuff sold at auction."

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  • Title: The Brooklyn steamer wrecked in Casco Bay, 1883
  • Creation Date: 1883
  • Subject Date: 1883
  • Location: Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13 cm x 18 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs--Vessels--Shipwrecks
  • Object Type: Image

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