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The 'Oakey L. Alexander,' Cape Elizabeth, March 3, 1947

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The 'Oakey L. Alexander,' Cape Elizabeth, March 3, 1947

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This Oakey L. Alexander, a steel freighter that was carrying coal, ran aground off Cape Elizabeth on March 3, 1947.

It broke in half during a gale. The cargo was lost, but the crew saved.

The ship was built in 1915 in Camden, New Jersey, by the New York Shipbuilding Corp. It was first named the Franklin, then the Nevadan and, finally, the S.S. Oakey L. Alexander in 1926.

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  • Title: The 'Oakey L. Alexander,' Cape Elizabeth, March 3, 1947
  • Creation Date: 1947
  • Subject Date: 1947-03-03
  • Town: Cape Elizabeth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13 cm x 19 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs--Vessels--Shipwrecks
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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