Friday, October 17, 2008

Shipwreck Blog: SS Newcastle City, Nantucket

NANTUCKET - Divers have identified a shipwreck off Nantucket as a British steamship that sank more than 120 years ago.

The SS Newcastle City was carrying cargo when it struck an uncharted shoal en route to New York in 1887. The 26 man crew and a passenger were rescued after rowing to safety.

Diver Eric Takakjian told the Cape Cod Times he’d been looking for the vessel for years because of its unique riggings for both steam and sail.

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