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S.S. Larchmont Artifact Recovered from the Wreck with Mounted ID Plaque

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S.S. Larchmont Artifact - Growler or Water Pitcher Recovered with Diver Brass ID Plaque

The Rhode Island Century described the Larchmont as one of the finest side-wheel steamers of her day, well over 250 feet long with 37 feet of beam. Originally built in Bath, Maine in 1885 as the Cumberland the ship was eventually purchased by the Joy Line. A white oak hulled ship; it displaced more than 1,600 tons, boasting three deck levels and two masts. The 1,000 horsepower engine was capable of a speed of up to 12 knots. Its regular route was the Providence to New York run. On February 11, 1907, in the middle of the night, in what would be Rhode Island’s worst maritime disaster of the 20th century, the Larchmont was hit by a coal-hauling schooner, the Harry Knowlton . The Knowlton tore into the Larchmont during a blizzard, causing it to keel over and fill with water. The boilers exploded, filling the ship with steam. Within 15 minutes the Larchmont sank taking most of her passengers to their deaths. News reports put the death toll between 183 and 200; the only copy of the passenger list went down with the ship. T were only 17 survivors.The Larchmont now lies beneath 135 feet of water 

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  • Condition Good, shows wear
  • Size 15''
  • Location Zone 17, shelf 2
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