The three-master SS Montclair from Nova Scotia “a cargo vessel and suspected rum runner” came ashore in pieces in 1927. There were 2 survivors. Thank you Janet Crary for sharing news and photos from your hike on Nauset Beach!
“Walked 2 miles south of Nauset Beach in Orleans Saturday to see the 1927 wreck of 3 masted Schooner Montclair. Story and earlier images reported Capecodtimes.com and Boston Globe*.” – Janet
Read the original Boston Globe 1927 article about the ship accident
*Back in 2010 a fifty foot cluster of remains appeared near Chatham and articles mentioned the Montclair 1927 wreck the likely contender.
A year ago and nearby, the 1939 Lutzen shipwreck was unearthed by shifting sands after Fall storms.
“So many ships have piled up on the hidden sand bars off the coast between Chatham and Provincetown that those fifty miles of sea have been called an “ocean graveyard.” Indeed, between Truro and Wellfleet alone, there have been more than 1,000 wrecks.”– National Park Service
Also Check Out Kim Smith’s up Close Photos from Daybreak This Morning-
UPDATE: Rescue Footage From Kim Smith-
<em>For a few moments she was on her side and I think I could hear my heartbeat. She righted herself, was towed away from the rocks, and headed home by her own power. </em>
Also It was 2011 that The Miss Fern Went Hard aground In The same Spot-
We hope the old FV Blue Ocean is salvageable after breaking mooring in the gale force winds late last night. The Blue Ocean is a wooden converted Eastern rig side dragger. The ship was built in 1952 and is owned by Michael Ragusa of Gloucester. Beach clean-up is well underway and as reported in the Gloucester Times, the boat does not pose an environmental threat because there was no fuel or oil on board. Photos from this morning at high tide and then again at low tide this afternoon.
For more photos of the Blue Ocean see Paul Frontiero’s post from 2014
Here are some panoramas and video I took that fateful evening
Nichole Schrafft GIF-