1911 WRECK OF STEAMER LARCHMONT BLOCK ISLAND, R. You'll receive the 1907 dated RPPC postcard with a 1911 postmark date showing life saving crew pulling bodies from the shore at Watch Hill, R. And a piece of 3.5" x 5.5" canvas burlap that was found amongst other artifacts that washed up during the aftermath of the tragedy.
The 252-foot, 1,605-gross register ton side wheel paddle steamer sand in a gale in 120 to 140 feet of water in Block Island Sound off Watch Hill, Rhode Island, after a collision with the schooner Harry Knowlton. Sources disagree on the death toll among the 150 people on board Either: 123 or 133 - 89 passengers and 44 crew - were lost, either in the sinking, or from exposure in her lifeboats, and one source claims approximately 200 people died. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Postcards & Supplies\Postcards\Topographical Postcards".
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