Title

Sunken fragments in Cobscook Bay are all that remain of five Civil War warships

Authors

Henry Lofton

Source

Down East

Date

12-1-2004

Pages

72-73, 77

Abstract

Sunken fragments in Cobscook Bay are all that remain of five Civil War warships that, between 1901 and 1920, were towed to Eastport to be dismantled and burned. Wayne Wilcox, who first became interested in the ships as a boy, has researched them and tried to publicize their place in Eastport history. He spearheaded an effort to place a monument to the ships--the USS Richmond, USS Minnesota, USS Franklin, USS Wabash, and the USS Vermont--at Shackford Head State Park. A sixth ship, the USS New Hampshire, caught fire en route to Eastport.

Subjects

Shackford Head State Park, Ships, Wilcox, Wayne

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