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Polias was the first World War I Emergency Fleet concrete ship to be constructed. Construction began after President Woodrow Wilson approved the construction of 24 concrete ships by the emergency fleet corporation in 1918. Both Polias and Atlantus were to...  more »
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Cape Fear was a Design 1070 concrete cargo ship built in 1919 at the Liberty Shipbuilding Company yard in Wilmington, North Carolina. Originally ordered and meant for service in World War I, she was completed and sold to civilian operators after the war...  more »
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(Atlantus aground in 1926.)In 1917, a Norwegian engineer named Nicolay Fougner built the world's first concrete ship capable of moving under its own power; the MV Namsenfjord. Fougner visited the United States and by request of the American government,...  more »
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The storm of Dec 8, 1909 caused the Richardson to founder off of Waverly Shoal. Much of the wreck today is scattered on the bottom.  more »
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The Conestoga was built in Cleveland, Ohio in 1878.   The 253 foot freighter had an estimated 30,000 bushels of wheat on board when she caught fire and sank just outside Lock 28 on the Galop Canal. No lives lost.  Parts of the Conestoga have been salvaged  more »
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The 343 foot freighter, Eastcliffe Hall, was built in Montreal in 1954.  In 1970 this ship was carrying a load of pig iron and struck the concrete bouy at Chysler Shoal. shesank on the slope of the St Lawrence River.  NIne lives wre lost.     more »
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The Keystorm was a cargo steamer. She was built at new Castle in Great Britain in 1909 for the Keystorm Transportation Company of Montreal. She measures 250 feet in length with a 42.5 foot beam. On October 26, 1912 on night with much fog, she ran into the...  more »
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The Henry C. Daryaw was a 220 ft long steel freighter that sank in 1941 when she ran upon a shoal between American and Canadian Channels. The navigator did not see the shoal in a deep fog and Daryaw ran into it striking her bow. The Daryaw flipped upside...  more »
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