Due to its dangerously hidden and constantly moving shoals located just off-shore, Cape Cod's coastline from Chatham to Provincetown – a mere fifty-mile stretch of sea – has been called an "ocean graveyard", containing over 3,000 shipwrecks.[1]. Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.) 4 Dec. 1811, p. 2. "Shipwrecks – Cape Cod National Seashore", "Fishing Boat Sinks Off Provincetown; Coast Guard Searching For 4 Fishermen", "Authorities Identify 4 Missing Fishermen Whose Boat Sank Off Provincetown", "New Bedford mayor confirms loss of 3 fishermen who vanished at sea", "Coast Guard ends search for three missing fisherman from capsized boat off Martha's Vineyard", "New Bedford fishermen console family of those lost on the Leonardo", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_shipwrecks_of_Massachusetts&oldid=996351459, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, A passenger steamer that collided with the schooner barge, An 82-foot long fishing vessel, lost in a storm about 20 miles northeast of, A cement barge that broke its towline in a storm and grounded on a reef off. "The Hibernia, Capt. Barnstable County. ", A sloop wrecked off Duxbury Beach. Many historic sailing vessels, frigates, schooners older than 1778. Samuel Robbins sailed from the Long Wharf in Boston, in a coasting sloop, bound for Plymouth, with a number of passengers on board, among whom were the Rev. Recent shipwrecks sightings took place in January of 2008 and October 2014. Provincetown is home to Expedition Whydah, where there are exhibits, artifacts and loads of information related to the Whydah and her pirates. A lover of all things piratical and nautical, Snow brusquely marks out the towns of Cape Cod with banners, but indulges himself in his depictions of ships and shipwrecks, sea birds, whales and even a sea monster menacing Provincetown. Prior to the construction of the Cape Cod Canal in 1914, ships carrying cargo and people were forced to navigate the treacherous waters of the Cape Cod coastline in order to get to ports along northern New England and farther north. Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket are home to over 600 miles of coastline, 22 lighthouses, 350 freshwater ponds, millions of hydrangeas… and thousands of shipwrecks! Luther's Marine Disasters of Cape Cod Material compiled by B.W. Assigned to each station would be 6 or 7 surfmen who would patrol the beaches, as well as a keeper who would remain at the station to keep a continuous lookout for shipwrecks and survivors of the wrecks. 19 Dec. 1792, p. 2. Maps are laminated onto foam core then secured into the frame. Cape Cod Treasure Map - Maker: Made by a Cape Cod Resident Fun, Fabulous, Full of Fact and Folklore, this popular hand drawn old-style map print shows Shipwrecks of Value, Famous Explorers, Pirates, Old Forts, Light Houses and witches. Over 15,000 high Quality antique maps of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the Northeast, New England, United States and the World. Below is a partial list of New England shipwrecks. This is a list of shipwrecks located off the coast of Massachusetts. I now live in New Hampshire with my husband, two children, and golden retriever, and we are frequent visitors to the Cape. The crew got on shore safe, and it is expected the cargo will be saved. Location: Sandwich, Cape Cod Canal, northeast of the Scusset breakwater. As shipwrecks became such a frequent occurrence around the Cape, the Massachusetts Humane Society built huts along the most dangerous sections so that, if shipwrecked sailors were able to get to shore, they would have a place to seek shelter during the winter months.