The Wreck of the Warren Sawyer, c. 1884-1885. Photograph by Baldwin Coolidge

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The three-masted schooner, Warren Sawyer, loaded with cotton and scrap iron, was sailing from Boston to New Orleans when the vessel ran aground at Surfside on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts on the night of December 22, 1884. A patrol from the life-saving station rescued the crew, and they salvaged part of the freight. The ship was destroyed in the surf. The wreck was a popular landmark for many months.




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