Cape Cod Schooner Wreck Identified

Cape Cod Online: The dean of Cape shipwreck historians thinks the wooden timbers found on Nauset Beach recently belong to the schooner Montclair, a three-masted cargo vessel that broke apart on the outer bars in March 1927.

William Quinn of Orleans, said the method of construction of the timbers he has observed at the Nauset Beach wreck site jibes with what he knows about the Montclair, which was bound for New York from Halifax, Nova Scotia, when fate intervened and five men died in icy, storm-churned waters.

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The bones of what appear to be a possible shipwreck have surfaced in the sand at Nauset Beach in Orleans. Cape Cod Times video filmed 11/17/10 by Eric Williams.

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