Saturday, May 27, 2017

ABANDONED SEAL COVE SHIP WRECK

MYSTERIOUS SHIP WRECK OF SEAL COVE

It is a mystery because no one seems to know much about the ship wreck or how the large ship came to be where its remains are located today.  An older gentleman recalls playing on the wreck when he was a young boy. 
In most pieces I have found on this ship wreck, the Park Service has stated they wanted the ship wreck's location kept a secret, however, documents found online tell the location of the wreck.  There are also a number of photos of the ship's remains as well as photos of what the ship might of looked like.
The ship is said to have been a large vessel, the kind most often used to carry passengers.  
On a video showing Park Rangers at the site, it is said that the vessel entered a narow cove and either crashed or came to rest on the far side of the cove in an area that is mud at low tide.  So to access the crash site one would have to arrive in the area at low tide.  It's location as described below appears in a free online PDF on the ship wreckage;
"The shipwreck is located on the north shore
of  the  eastern  end  of  Seal  Cove,  on  Mount 
Desert  Island,  in  the  intertidal  zone  (
fig
.  5). 
East  of  the  main  part  of  the  cove,  the  site  is 
next  to  a  narrow  channel  that  is  nearly  dry  at 
low  tide,  limiting  the  draft  of  vessels  able  to 
enter. The site was reported by local informants
in  2006  and  listed  with  the  Maine  Historic 
Archaeological  Sites  Inventory  in  July  2007  by 
Anthony Booth of Independent Archaeological
Consulting  (Maine  Historic  Preservation 
Commission 2007: 1–2; Price 2007)."
On a video showing Park Rangers at the site, it is said that the vessel entered a narow harbor and either crashed or came to rest on the far side of the harbor in an area that is mud at low tide.

 PDF OF SEAL COVE SHIP WRECK PROJECT

SEAL COVE SHIPWRECK PROJECT WEBSITE 

THE BRIDGES OF SEAL COVE











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