Hunting New England Shipwrecks

Annie C. Maguire

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Annie C. Maguire
on rocks at Portland Head
(Paul Sherman collection)


The table below provides historical and statistical data on the vessel. Some of the information may be incomplete. If you have additions or corrections, please e-mail us at the address listed below.

Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Annie C. Maguire
Other Names  
Vessel Type 3-Masted Bark
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 188' /  /
Tonnage 1,363
Hull Construction Wood
Propulsion Sails
Cargo Miscellaneous freight
Built 1853
Date of Loss December 24, 1886
Reason for Loss Ran on rocks in storm
Fatalities None
Location Cape Elizabeth, ME; 100 yards off Portland Head Light
Coordinates (Lat/Lon)  
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet) 30' Maximum
Typical Visibility (feet) 5 - 30'
Wreck Condition Only  small objects remain - wedged between rocks
Diving Considerations Strong current area
Other Information Boat access only; divers cannot enter water from shore.
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