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BOSTON

November 26th weather report for region


BOSTON

CF Williams tells Captain Blanchard to wait for further weather report


BOSTON

Captain Blanchard orders the SS Portland to depart India Wharf despite the weather forecast


BOSTON

News of the Portland’s demise reaches Boston


BOSTON

News of the Portland’s demise reaches Boston


PORTLAND

Abyssinian Church


PORTLAND

The steamer Tremont, which took over the Boston to Portland run after the SS Portland sank, at dock in Portland.


PORTLAND

The families of those thought to be aboard the Portland still hope that the vessel might have survived the storm.


PORTLAND

News of the Portland disaster reaches Portland


 
     

CAPE COD

The bodies and wreckage from the SS Portland wash ashore on the back side of Cape Cod. Wreckage and the deceased are discovered from Provincetown to Orleans.


 

WRECK SITE (about 20 miles north of the tip of Cape Cod)

The wreck of the SS Portland lies on Steadwell Bank, a large underwater sandbar in Massachusetts Bay. The ship is 460 feet below water. She sits upright on the bottom, her distinctive “A” frame that drove her paddles is still recognizable.


BATH ME

Portland constructed


GLOUCESTER/THATCHER’S ISLAND

The SS Portland is spotted from the lighthouse on Thatcher’s Island, it is believed that this is the closest the vessel came to the City of Portland before the weather forced the Captain to change course.