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Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Montana
Other Names  
Vessel Type Schooner Barge
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 165' / 34' / 21'
Tonnage 852
Hull Construction Wood
Propulsion None
Cargo Coal and lumber
Built 1870
Date of Loss January 21, 1907
Reason for Loss Foundered while in tow
Fatalities None
Location Block Island, RI, mile WNW of light on Great Salt Pond jetty. Wreck location is marked "Wk" on NOAA chart.
Coordinates (Lat/Lon) 41-12-07N / 71-36-03W
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet) 80' Maximum
Typical Visibility (feet) 10 - 20'
Wreck Condition Hull is partially intact and full of coal
Diving Considerations Heavy boat traffic at times
Other Information  
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