Description: Barge, steel.
Dimensions: Length 90 ft.
Tonnage: Gross
Propulsion: Towed.

The Shipwreck

Date Sunk: November 1, 1963 (1965?).
Cause: Foundered.
Location: Nantucket Sound, SE of Cross Rip.

The Boston Globe; November 1, 1963 - "Tugboat Rescued But Barge Sinks"
"VINEYARD HAVEN - A crippled Boston tugboat was towed through rough seas by the Coast Guard to harbor here this morning but its accompanying barge sank. The James J. Minot radioed late Sunday night, reporting it had lost its rudder in battering swells several miles off Hyannisport. The tug had a 90-foot barge under tow. According to the Coast Guard the barge went under as the cutter Snohomish sought to bring it into the harbor here. The swells were 5-ft. high and winds 35 mph. Coast Guard cutter Cape George towed the tugboat."

Dive Site Conditions

Visibility in feet: Reportedly deteriorating rapidly.

Sources

BUAR Files
The Boston Globe; November 1, 1963