The English privateer William Kidd captured the Quedaugh Merchant in 1698. Politics of the day played against him and he was accused of being a pirate and hung in 1701. The ship was abandoned and burned off Isla Catalina on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic. It was discovered in 2007.
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In 1554, four ships carrying 86,000 pounds of silver coins and discs bound for Havana were caught in a storm and three were driven ashore on Padre Island. The wrecks were discovered while digging the Mansfield Cut in 1950. Treasure hunters discovered Espiritu Santo in 1967 which resulted in strict laws to protect shipwrecks nation wide.
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On her maiden voyage to the Georges Bank, the cod fishing schooner Haskell collided with the schooner Andrew Johnson, which sank with all hands. The Haskell made five more voyages to the Georges Bank, each time with a different crew and they all claimed to have seen the ghosts of the Johnson’s crew on board the Haskell. After that no one would sail on the Haskell and she was abandoned and left to rot in Gloucester Harbor.
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Built at Pascagoula, Mississippi to carry supplies during WWI. Her first captain was Jimmy Buffett, the grandfather of Margaritaville’s Jimmy Buffet. His song “The Captain and the Kid” is a tribute to his grandfather’s life at sea. It was towed to Los Angeles in 1923 and used to film a movie. Then bought and used as a fishing barge before being turned into a casino boat. In 1930, she mysteriously caught fire and sank off Long Beach during a war between rival gangsters. Divers still search the wreck looking for the casino cash boxes that were not recovered.
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On November 15, 1849 the Louisiana was departing the Gravier Street Wharf in New Orleans when her boilers exploded. Debris was scattered for several blocks and nearly 200 people were killed and injured.
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Texas purchased the fast Baltimore built schooner in 1836 and refitted and armed her for duty patrolling the Texas coast to stop ships supplying the Mexican Army. In April 1836, Invincible destroyed the Mexican warship Montezuma. In 1837, after battling two Mexican Navy ships the Invincible ran aground entering Galveston Bay.
This original pen & ink drawing is framed in a reproduction of a shipwreck porthole and ready to hang on the wall. Contact me for purchase info.
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