Hunting New England Shipwrecks
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|Vessel Name||Davis Palmer|
|Vessel Type||5-Masted Schooner|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||305' / 48' / 27'|
|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)|
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