Maine Man Denied Salvage Rights to Cape Cod Shipwreck

U-87, which torpedoed and sank the Port Nicholson. Photo from wikimedia
U-87, which torpedoed and sank the Port Nicholson. Photo from wikimedia

Portland Press Herald: A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a case involving Gorham [Maine] treasure hunter Greg Brooks and his attempt to salvage the S.S. Port Nicholson, a World War II-era shipwreck off Cape Cod.

The action ends Brooks’ nearly 7-year odyssey, which burned through millions of dollars in investors’ money and triggered a fraud investigation that is still ongoing.

In his 7-page decision, U.S. District Court Judge George Singal ruled that Brooks’ company, Sea Hunters, “is no longer able to salvage any additional portions of the arrested vessel or its cargo.”

Read more about the Maine treasure hunter who was denied salvage claims on a Cape Cod shipwreck.