Down With the Ship

One of the local papers here in Maine carried this story about a shipwreck in the 1800’s that coincided with a fireworks display honoring George Washington’s birthday. The unfortunate victims’ appeals for help were mistaken for more celebratory rowdiness and went unheeded. The ship was stocked with exotic cargo and Irish immigrants. For those who are looking for a good yarn that can spin off a bit of historical fiction, this article does a thorough job of describing the drama of the shipwreck and its consequences.

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