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City of Rockland

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Steamer City of Rockland
(from old postcard)

City of Rockland
Stranded on Grindstone
Ledge in 1904

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Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name City of Rockland
Other Names  
Vessel Type Passenger Steamer
Owner Eastern Steamship Company
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 274' / 38' / 14'
Tonnage 1,696
Hull Construction Wood
Propulsion Steam / Sidewheels
Date of Loss September 2, 1923
Reason for Loss At the end of her career, the vessel was scuttled and burned
Fatalities None
Location Off Beverly, MA - between Great Misery Island and Little Misery Island.
Coordinates (Lat/Lon) 42-32-44N / 70/48/08W
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet) Very shallow
Typical Visibility (feet)  
Wreck Condition  
Diving Considerations  
Other Information Vessel was stranded on Grindstone Ledge (off Rockland, Maine) in 1904. She was refloated several days later, repaired, and put back in service.
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