Shipwreck Remains Spark Speculation on Martha’s Vineyard
February 17, 2016
Martha’s Vineyard Gazette: So which unfortunate old schooner was she?
For the third time since the remnants of Hurricane Sandy raked the Island in late October 2012, the petrified wooden timbers and bent iron fastenings of a large sailing ship suddenly jutted out of the sands of East Beach on Chappaquiddick 2 weeks ago. The fastenings, lined up in rusted regimental rows almost parallel to shoreline, showed how the ship might have lain broadside to the surf after she was driven ashore 150 years ago or more. A few gnarled old deck frames angling up out of the sand hinted at the strength of her construction and how much she might have heeled over once she came to rest on the beach.