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Davis Palmer

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Davis Palmer
on launch day
(Peabody Essex Museum)


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 Davis Palmer
Other Names  
Vessel Type 5-Masted Schooner
Owner Palmer Fleet
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 305' / 48' / 27'
Tonnage 2,965
Hull Construction Wood
Propulsion Sails
Cargo Coal
Built 1905 at Bath, ME
Date of Loss December 26, 1909
Reason for Loss Struck Graves Ledge, drifted off and sank
Fatalities 14 men (entire crew)
Location Broad Sound (Outer Boston Harbor), near Graves Light.
Coordinates (Lat/Lon) 42-22-19N / 70-55-29W (Notice to Mariners)
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet) Probably 30-40'
Typical Visibility (feet)  
Wreck Condition Wreck mostly removed by dredging in 1912 (Notice to Mariners)
Diving Considerations  
Other Information  
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