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John Marvin

Cape May Chart

Shipwreck John Marvin

shipwreck, trawler, clam dredge, USA
( 120 ft ) 5 crew
Thursday January 16, 1992; winter storm - no casualties
70 ft

The John Marvin sank in the same storm as the Valerie E off Long Island. The storm was a surprise "Nor'easter" ( as the TV weathermen are so fond of calling everything nowadays ) that dumped a pile of snow on the region, caused considerable flooding, and quickly raised ten-foot-plus seas, catching the fishing fleet off-guard and scrambling for safe harbors. Not all of them made it.

The Coast Guard got the John Marvin's entire crew off safely just minutes before the vessel went down. With no casualties, no search, and no mystery, the incident scarcely even made the news - merely a footnote in a report on the Valerie E; and the vessel not even named, in the Asbury Park Press.

Shipwreck John Marvin

Close-up of the wheelhouse

Shipwreck John Marvin

Shipwreck John Marvin



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