Hunting New England Shipwrecks


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Bohemian wreck
from Harpers Weekly
(Author's collection)

Bohemian disaster report
from the New York Times
(Author's 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 Bohemian
Other Names  
Vessel Type Passenger Steamer
Owner Montreal Ocean Steamship Co. (also called the Allan Line)
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 295' / 37' / /
Tonnage 2,108 GT
Hull Construction Iron
Propulsion Steam / Propellers (bark rigged with auxiliary sails)
Built 1859 at Dumbarton, Scotland (William Denny & Co.)
Date of Loss February 22, 1864
Reason for Loss Struck Alden's Rock in fog and sank
Fatalities 42 (approximately 250 passengers and crew survived the incident)
Location Casco Bay, Me, off Maxwell's Point (Cape Elizabeth)
Coordinates (Lat/Lon) 43-34-28N / 70-11-53W
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet) 30'
Typical Visibility (feet)  
Wreck Condition Wreck was blown up and extensively salvaged
Diving Considerations  
Other Information  
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