"An interesting Shipwreck story" Cape Elizabeth Favorite Tip by herzog63

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  Ship wreck site
by herzog63
 
 

Favorite thing: Late on Christmas Eve in 1886, the three masted bark Annie C. Maguire struck the ledge at Portland Head. Keeper Joshua Strout, his son, wife, and volunteers rigged an ordinary ladder as a gangplank between the shore and the ledge the ship was heeled against. Captain O'Neil, the ship's master, his wife, two mates, and the nine man crew clambered onto the ledge and then to safety. An Apparently this all happened on a clear night!!

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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