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Description: Freighter, steel
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The Shipwreck

   Date Sunk: pre-World War II
          Cause: Struck Sow and Pigs Reef, drifted off and Foundered
      Location: one half mile WNW from the flashing bell bouy due NNW of Penikese Island, Buzzards Bay
Coordinates:
AWOIS; Latitude,
41o - 28' - 12"N;    Longitude,70o - 58' - 03"W
Luther, 1958; Latitude, 41o - 28' - 00"N;  Longitude,70o - 57' - 20"W
          Loran:

   Three source documents list the freighter sunk in Buzzards Bay, however the actual vessel Corvan (Corvin) is not listed in any ship registries at my disposal.
   The earliest account of the wreck comes from an entry in the "Automated Wreck and Obstruction Information Service(AWOIS)", NOS, 1988, listing;
"27 No.569; Reported thru 1st Naval District HQ Wreck List 9/20/42; Pos. 41-28-12N, 70-58-03W. Name: Corvin"
   In "Wrecks Below", 1958, Brad Luther goes further;
"The freighter Corvin is located one half mile west north west from the flashing bell buoy due north north west of Penikese Island, Buzzards Bay. Sunk for unknown reason, before World War II, no date for the sinking can be found. In recent conversation with fishermen who work in the area, they report that they hit this large wreck every now and then when dragging in the area. They also indicate that there is some kind of aircraft. This wreck should be very easy to locate and the author has started for the spot a number of times only to be delayed by weather and other reasons."


Dive Site Conditions

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Historical Background

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Salvage



Sources:
Wrecks Below; Brad Luther, 1958
The Vanishing Fleet; Brad Luther, 1965
Encyclopedia of American Shipwrecks; B.D. Berman, 1972
AWOIS; NOS, 1988

   These files are under construction. Any information, specifically dive site related, would be greatfully appreciated.  

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