Title

"North by East" piece on an a marine archaeology expedition early this summer le

Authors

Source

Down East

Date

9-1-1995

Pages

30

Abstract

"North by East" piece on an a marine archaeology expedition early this summer led by the Maine State Museum and the University of Maine near Boon Island. The expedition raised nine cannons, along with cannonballs, lead shot and grenades. The weapons are believed to be from the wreck of the "Nottingham Galley," a merchant ship that went down almost 300 years ago. The ship ran aground off Boon Island December 11, 1710. The fourteen-man crew reached the barren island, but eventually, starvation and desperation made them resort to eating one of their own crew members who had succumbed to disease. The story became part of the lore of the Maine coast and in 1956, the basis of a best-selling Kenneth Roberts novel, "Boon Island."

Subjects

Archaeology, Maine State Museum, Nottingham (Galley)

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