Sunken fragments in Cobscook Bay are all that remain of five Civil War warships
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.
Shackford Head State Park, Ships, Wilcox, Wayne
Lofton, Henry, "Sunken fragments in Cobscook Bay are all that remain of five Civil War warships" (2004). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 2694.
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