"Shipwrecks off Assateague Island" Assateague Island Local Custom Tip by tpangelinan
Assateague Island Local Customs: 1 reviews and 1 photos
This one is one that didn't get cover by the moving sand, some times during a storm a wreck gets uncovered and covered again by the sand movement. The amount of shipwrecks off the island is unknown to this day, the waters were ruff and uncharted with little navigational help. Many of these wrecks were cargo ships which the colonist salvaged the goods and sold, which was stealing so Maryland and Virginia got together and hired a wreck-master to oversee the salavages from the late 1700's on to prevent the thefts. Between 1875 & 1915 the 4 U.S. Life-Saving Stations helped in 261 salvages, the total amount of wrecks off the coast is not truely known nor is much known about the wrecks either, origin & cargo.
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