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Thurmond ( "Boiler Wreck" )

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Shipwreck Thurmond

Type:
shipwreck, "whale-back" steamer, USA
Built:
1890, Duluth MN USA, as Colgate Hoyt
Specs:
( 276 x 36 ft ) 1253 displacement tons
Sunk:
Saturday December 25, 1909
ran aground in thick fog - 10 casualties
Depth:
14 ft

low scattered debris, boiler, 200 ft offshore

Shipwreck Thurmond
The unusual submarine-like hull form of a whale-back steamer. Sea-keeping was poor, and the design was ultimately not successful, and died out.

Shipwreck Thurmond


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