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Peter Stuyvesant

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The Peter Stuyvesant sank
in the Blizzard of  '78
(Photo by Bob Mannino)

Peter Stuyvesant
in its heyday
(from an old postcard)

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 Peter Stuyvesant
Other Names  
Vessel Type Passenger Steamer
Owner Anthony's Pier 4 Restaurant
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 269' /  /
Tonnage 1,121
Hull Construction Steel
Propulsion Diesel / Prop
Built 1927 at Wilmington, DE
Date of Loss February 7, 1978 (Blizzard of '78)
Reason for Loss Broke free from its permanent docking cradle and sank beside the pier during a major storm.
Fatalities None
Location West side of Pier 4, Boston Harbor, MA
Coordinates (Lat/Lon) 42-21-12N / 71-02-30W
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet) 20'
Typical Visibility (feet)  
Wreck Condition Wreck was broken up and partially removed, submerged hull remains 
Diving Considerations Private property; no diving allowed
Other Information Site marked by wreck buoys
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