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Henry Endicott

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 Description: Schooner barge; Wood
 Dimensions:  length - 192 ft.  width - 35 ft. 11/2in.  depth - 8 ft. 21/2in.
     Tonnage:     gross - 866        other - Dead Weight - 758
 Propulsion: Towed
 Machinery: Donkey boiler
       Cargo: Paving stones

The Shipwreck

  Date Sunk: September 18, 1939.
         Cause: Foundered.
     Location: Plymouth, Off Manomet Point.
Coordinates: Latitude,  41o- 54' - 29.942"N   Longitude, 70o- 29' - 8"W
         Loran: 13967.7 and 44081.1
   Built by the Kelly, Spear Company of Bath, in 1908 she was one of 14, 4 masted schooners launched between 1901 and 1914. By that time, however, the building of schooners was waning. Barges were easier to build, operate and more cost effective. A steam tug could tow more barges, with fewer crewmen and more cargo than any single schooner could carry.
   After loading paving blocks from the quarries on Vinalhaven Island, Maine, the Henry Endicott was taken in tow, along with two others, by the steam tug Nottingham bound for New York. While off Manomet Point, Plymouth, Massachusetts, heavy seas parted the schooner's towline and opened her seams. The pumps could not keep up with the in rushing water and soon her crew was forced to launch distress rockets, which attracted the Coast Guard and rescue. Rough seas prevented Nottingham from assisting the stricken barge. She was forced to anchor the second barge in order to tow the third to safety, returning for the second later. Meanwhile the Henry Endicott filled and sank in over 80 feet of water.

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Dive Site Conditions

    Depth in feet:   maximum - ;    minimum - .
Visibility in feet:     average - .

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Historical Background

Constructed:    year - 1908;    where - Bath, Maine.
                      builder - Kelley, Spear & Company.
Construction details: 1 Deck; Transverse Beams; Spruce, Oak and Yellow Pine; Galvanized Iron Fastenings.
Crew: 3 ; Master:
Owners: Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Coal Company.
Home or Hailing Port: New York, N.Y..
Former Name(s) and date(s): .
Official number: 205188.Country: U.S.A..
Other Comments:
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Salvage

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Sources:
Fishable Wrecks and Rockpiles; Coleman & Soares, 1989
Historical Maritime Group of New England; September 1, 1989
MapTech Mapserver
Merchant Vessels of the United States, Vessels Lost Chapter; 1941
The Maritime History of Bath Maine; Vol.II, 1973
The Record, "American Lloyds", American Bureau of Shipping; 1939

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