'Bohemian' wreck deposition of pilot, Portland, 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

Pilot Benjamin J. Willard gave testimony about the February 22, 1864 when the steamer Bohemian crashed into ledge off Cape Elizabeth and 40 passengers and two crew members were killed.

Authorities in Portland, which was the steamer's destination from Ireland and Liverpool, England, interviewed some crew and passengers to determine whether the captain was at fault and what led to the deaths of the passengers.

View/Add Comments

Transcription

Item has a transcription view a full transcription


About This Item

  • Title: 'Bohemian' wreck deposition of pilot, Portland, 1864
  • Creation Date: 1864
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Town: Cape Elizabeth, Liverpool, Londonderry, Perth
  • County: Cumberland, Londonderry, Merseyside, North Perthshire
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 949, Box 1/1
  • Collection: Maritime records
  • Object Type: Text

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings

People

Other Keywords


For more information about this item, contact:

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

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.


Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.