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Description: schooner, wood.
Date Sunk: August 30, 1899.
It was a foggy evening when the coasting schooner Edward Rich finally left the Cape Ann Granite Company dock after loading a cargo of paving blocks for Boston purchasers. While exiting Pigeon Cove harbor, the vessel struck the eastern end of the Sandy Bay Breakwater. Hitting the rocks hard, its hull was badly crushed and soon filled with water. By morning, all but a small portion of the schooner's bow was completely submerged. Hopelessly damaged, the Edward Rich was abandoned to the wreckers.
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Constructed: in 1867 at Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Initially wreckers removed the vessel's sails and rigging.