Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks (HM58S)

Location: Berlin, MD 21811 Worcester County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 11.909', W 75° 9.372'

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Shoals, bad weather, and lack of navigational aids contributed to hundreds of shipwrecks along Assateague. Many wrecks were schooners and cargo vessels sailing the busy coastal ship lanes in the 1800s.

The total number of wrecks off Assateague is not clear, nor is much known about individual wrecks. In one brief 40-year period (1875-1915), the four U.S. Life-Saving Stations aided 261 ships.

Salvaging and Wreck-masters
Shipwrecks were considered an economic boon by early colonists. Local people salvaged goods washed ashore and often resold them later. Some successful "wreckers" were nicknamed for the cargo they specialized in - Molasses Smith, Sugar Brown, and Rum Jones.

Ship owners complained about this illegal salvaging, and in their later 1700s Maryland and Virginia hired wreck-masters to oversee a wreck site and prevent looting.

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HM NumberHM58S
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 3:25pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486323 N 4227849
Decimal Degrees38.19848333, -75.15620000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.909', W 75° 9.372'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 54.54" N, 75° 9' 22.32" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 475-483 Ferry Landing Rd, Berlin MD 21811, US
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