J G McGrath

by Jim Kennard

Year Built


Year Sank



90 ft (27.4 m)

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J G McGrath

Wreck Location

12 miles NNW of Dunkirk
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   42° 40' 4.8" N      Longitude:   -79° 23' 45.7188" W


The two masted schooner, J. G. McGrath, carrying a heavy cargo of stone which shifted in a terrible storm and caused the ship to founder. 


1 Comment & Rating

This is not the J G McGrath. At 98 feet long she is too short, and the stone cargo has been identified as 'consistent with Kelly's Island limestone'. The J G Mcgrath has been located off Pt Maitland about one mile from the Geo Finney.

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