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Maritime Heritage: Historic Shipwrecks

The MBNMS Submerged Cultural Resources Study of 2001 (Smith and Hunter 2003) includes a database of 463 reported vessel losses that lie within the jurisdiction, or adjacent to the boundaries, of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Upon wrecking, vessels are known to drift at least 15 miles (e.g., Point Arena). Therefore, losses located just to the north of the sanctuary in Marin County and just to the south of the sanctuary in San Luis Obispo County are included. All wrecks on the Pacific side of San Francisco County (10) and those located at the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (8) are included.

There may be hundreds of vessels for which no written record exists, but whose archaeological remains lie within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Therefore, the MBNMS database is not exhaustive nor will such a database ever be considered complete. Reported vessel losses are listed in alphabetical order below.

The impetus behind acquiring information about recorded and postulated submerged cultural resources of the sanctuary is to provide management direction for future protection and enhancement of these resources.

 

Vessel Name
Rigging
Propulsion
Year Built
40Fathoms No. 4 oil screw oil screw 1941
Vessel Name
Rigging
Propulsion
Year Built
A No. 1 barge towed 1919
A. Crosby schooner sail  
Aberdeen
schooner sail & steam 1899
Abraham Lincoln schooner motor 1925
Abraham Lincoln schooner sail 1864
Acalin purse seiner   1928
Active schooner sail 1872
Acuelo ship    
Ada May schooner sail 1866
Admiral gas screw gas screw 1915
Ajax oil screw oil screw 1947
Alaskan oil screw oil screw 1943
Albert bark    
Albert bark sail 1890
Alert schooner sail  
Alexander Duncan steamship    
Alice Buck ship sail 1870
Allessandro schooner    
Aloha oil screw oil screw 1942
Aloha steam schooner sail & steam  
Altura oil screw oil screw 1930
American Boy schooner sail 1882
American Clipper      
Aneadedea gas screw gas screw 1937
Anglo-American   sail  
Anna Marie oil screw oil screw 1927
Anne (Annie) schooner sail  
Annie      
Annie E. Smale schooner sail 1903
Annie H. Johnson schooner sail 1860
Apache II oil screw oil screw 1930
Arakan steamship steam screw  
Argonaut schooner sail 1880
Atlantic      
Aurora schooner sail 1901
Avanti barge towed 1926
Ayacucho brig sail  
Babinda gas screw gas screw 1919
Barbara Marie oil screw oil screw 1943
Beeswing schooner sail  
Bessie Everding schooner sail 1876
Betty Ann oil screw oil screw 1944
Beverly M gas screw gas screw 1943
Bishop steam screw steam screw  
Blue Bell gas screw gas screw 1914
Bob launch    
Bonita schooner    
Bonita schooner   1865
Bonita      
Bonita      
Bonnie Margaret gas screw gas screw 1944
Branco Clipper gas screw gas screw 1940
Bridget II oil screw oil screw 1947
Bud oil screw oil screw 1945
Burnbrite gas screw gas screw 1925
Vessel Name
Rigging
Propulsion
Year Built
C-7742 trawler    
California gas screw gas screw 1918
Californian tanker oil screw 1930
Cappy Rick's oil screw oil screw 1945
Caroline stern wheel steamboat   1868
Carolyn II gas screw gas screw 1944
Carrier Pigeon ship sail 1852
Casco schooner steam screw 1906
Cassandra oil screw oil screw 1944
Catania tanker   1881
Caterina barge towed 1926
Cathy Ann gas screw gas screw 1941
Celia schooner sail & steam 1884
CG 256 cutter gas screw 1925
Challenge schooner sail  
Charline oil screw oil screw 1943
Chinampa oil screw oil screw 1947
City of Glendale schooner    
City of New York      
Clara oil screw oil screw 1945
Claus Spreckles brig sail 1879
Coaster gas screw gas screw 1910
Colonel Baker schooner sail 1864
Columbia oil screw oil screw 1918
Columbia (City of Columbia) steamer steam screw 1892
Commodore Rogers ship sail  
Constance Romeo oil screw oil screw 1943
Conte di Savoia oil screw oil screw 1940
Coya bark sail  
Crescent City schooner sail & steam 1906
Cub gas screw gas screw 1918
D.M. Renton oil screw oil screw 1923
Daisy Rowe      
Danny Lee oil screw oil screw 1942
Dawn gas screw gas screw 1915
Delle Marie oil screw oil screw 1946
Dianna II fishing   1945
Donnie Boy oil screw oil screw 1948
Dored      
Dorothy C oil screw oil screw 1918
Dorphy gas screw gas screw  
Dott gas screw gas screw 1909
Drumburton schooner towed 1881
Duxberry   sail  
Vessel Name
Rigging
Propulsion
Year Built
E. Antoni      
E.S. Lucido oil screw oil screw 1918
Echo sloop sail  
Efina Kuyne galliot sail  
El Dorado sidewheel steamboat paddlewheel/side  
Electra schooner sail 1865
Elizabeth ship sail 1882
Ella gas screw gas screw 1917
Elsie Iverson   sail 1887
Elwood No. 1 gas screw gas screw 1915
Elysia oil screw oil screw  
Emma M. oil screw oil screw 1942
Empress gas screw gas screw 1917
Empress modern ship oil screw 1942
Eneas oil screw oil screw 1935
Erin's Star bark sail  
Esperanza schooner sail 1877
Eureka barkentine/schooner sail 1868
Eureka steam screw steam screw 1900
European   sail  
Evening Star schooner    
Express oil screw oil screw 1927
Express oil screw oil screw 1927
F-1 submarine   1911
Fallmouth schooner sail  
Fama      
Fiesta oil screw oil screw 1939
Five Brothers      
Flavel schooner sail & steam 1917
Florida gas screw gas screw 1919
Fourth of July schooner sail 1870
Frances schooner sail  
Francois Coppee bark sail  
Frank Lawrence gas screw gas screw 1886
Free Trade schooner sail 1869
Vessel Name
Rigging
Propulsion
Year Built
G.C. Lindauer steam screw steam screw 1901
Galilee schooner sail 1891
Gambolier oil screw oil screw 1945
Gardner 7 oil screw oil screw 1952
Geneva No. 2 barge towed 1928
Geoff gas screw gas screw 1917
George R. Bailey gas screw gas screw 1904
Gifford bark sail 1892
Gipsy steamer screw 1868
Giuseppe barge towed 1925
Golden Gate schooner sail  
Granger schooner sail 1875
Greenland oil screw oil screw 1929
H. Caroline      
H. L. Rutgers bark sail 1865
H.C. Almay schooner sail 1855
H.M. oil screw oil screw 1944
H.M. Adams oil screw oil screw 1913
Haddingtonshire bark sail 1884
Hanalei schooner   1901
Handy oil screw oil screw 1958
Hannah M. Bourne      
Harlech Castle bark sail 1867
Harlech Castle bark sail 1895
Harmony      
Hartwood schooner steam 1916
Hayes      
Helena bark sail 1841
Hellespont ship sail 1856
Henrietta schooner steam screw 1898
Henrietta schooner steam screw  
Henriette schooner sail  
Hi Brow oil screw oil screw 1942
Hildegard oil screw oil screw 1943
Howard Olson schooner sail 1917
Vessel Name
Rigging
Propulsion
Year Built
Ida A schooner    
Ida May gas screw gas screw 1908
Idaho oil screw oil screw 1920
Ideal launch    
Illinois gas screw gas screw 1928
Infallable (Infallible) oil screw oil screw 1927
Iolanda steamer steam screw 1905
Ipokai yacht motor sail 1919
Isabelita Hyne bark sail 1846
Ituna steamship steam screw 1886
Iva F gas screw gas screw 1912
J Eppinger schooner sail 1887
J. E. Reese schooner sail  
J. Sarkie bark sail  
J.B. Stetson schooner sail & steam 1905
J.C. Condon   sail  
J.C. Cousins pilot boat sail 1863
J.E. Haskins schooner sail 1861
J.W. Seaver bark sail 1859
Jack Jr. oil screw oil screw 1945
Jacob Luckenbach steamship steam screw 1944
Jade Sea oil screw oil screw 1943
James Rolph schooner sail 1899
Jean oil screw oil screw 1919
Jenern gas screw gas screw 1918
Jennie Osborn (Jessie Osborn) ship sail 1874
Jo Jean gas screw gas screw 1945
Jo Rita Bennett gas screw gas screw 1925
Joe Jr. oil screw oil screw 1926
John E. Spreckels barkentine sail 1880
Johnson No. 1 gas screw gas screw 1920
Johsua Grindle schooner sail 1874
Joker oil screw oil screw 1944
Juanita      
Jugo Slavia oil screw oil screw 1928
Julia Brown schooner sail 1879
Julius Pringle schooner   1829
Vessel Name
Rigging
Propulsion
Year Built
K.H. Co. No.2 barge towed 1926
Kaiser oil screw oil screw 1928
Kama gas screw gas screw 1933
Katherine Donovan steamer steam screw 1913
Kiyo II oil screw oil screw 1917
Kolie gas screw gas screw 1919
Kona barge towed 1969
Kornat oil screw oil screw 1945
La Crescentia      
La Feliz freighter steam screw 1904
Labouchere steamship paddlewheel/side 1858
Lady Luck oil screw oil screw 1944
Lecene R II oil screw oil screw 1942
Leelenaw      
Lena schooner sail  
Leona oil screw oil screw 1944
Liguria oil screw oil screw 1916
Lilianne oil screw oil screw 1946
Lillebonne schooner   1883
Lizzie C. Jurss schooner sail 1878
Lizzie Derby schooner sail 1869
Los Angeles steamship steam screw 1866/74
Louis schooner   1888
Louisa schooner sail 1854
Louisa De Merritt sloop/schooner sail 1854
Louise gas screw gas screw 1930
Lucas ship sail 1839
Lucille oil screw oil screw 1955
Luck Day oil screw oil screw 1944
Lyda B gas screw gas screw 1944
Lyman Stewart steamer steam screw 1914
Vessel Name
Rigging
Propulsion
Year Built
M. Mangels schooner sail 1865
Ma-Nee oil screw oil screw 1950
Mabel oil screw oil screw 1919
Macon dirigible propellers /helium 1933
Madeline sloop sail  
Maggie Johnston schooner sail  
Majestic schooner sail & steam 1908
Maple Leaf gas screw gas screw 1944
Mardine oil screw oil screw 1941
Margaret oil screw oil screw 1918
Margaret oil screw oil screw 1945
Marian gas screw gas screw 1943
Marian gas screw gas screw 1903
Marin schooner sail  
Mary barge towed 1925
Mary schooner sail  
Mary D. Pomeroy schooner sail 1879
Mary Lois gas screw gas screw 1933
Mary Martin schooner sail  
Mary Stuart brig    
Maryland steamship steam screw 1912
Maxie V oil screw oil screw 1945
May B oil screw oil screw 1923
Megara Augusta oil screw oil screw 1929
Mello Bay oil screw oil screw 1949
Merry Jim oil screw oil screw 1942
Mia Maria gas screw gas screw 1944
Mine gas screw gas screw 1918
Mirn oil screw oil screw 1942
Miss Enez oil screw oil screw 1951
Misty Blue oil screw oil screw 1945
Monarch oil screw oil screw 1913
Montebello tanker steam screw 1921
Monterey schooner sail  
Morning Mist oil screw oil screw 1950
Mose      
Munleon freighter steam screw 1919
Myrtle D gas screw gas screw 1919
Mystery schooner   1868
Mystic oil screw oil screw 1934
Vessel Name
Rigging
Propulsion
Year Built
N & K No. 1 gas screw gas screw 1918
Nahumkeag bark sail 1846
Napa City schooner sail  
Natala (Natalia) (La Natalie) schooner sail  
Nerenta K oil screw oil screw 1927
Nerenta K oil screw oil screw 1927
Nettie Low schooner motor sail 1891
New Crivello oil screw oil screw 1936
New England bark    
New Hope oil screw oil screw 1940
New Roma oil screw oil screw 1937
New Sunset oil screw oil screw 1929
New York ship sail 1883
No Name barge towed 1899
No Name barge towed  
No Name barge towed 1909
No Name barge unknown ---
No Name oil screw oil screw 1952
Norma Jean gas screw gas screw 1944
North Star oil screw oil screw 1905
Novato scow sail  
Novick (Norvick) corvette    
Oceania      
Ohio No. 2 gas screw gas screw 1927
Ohioan steamship steam screw  
Old Tom gas screw gas screw 1917
Orazio barge towed 1926
Oregon oil screw oil screw 1927
Orion oil screw oil screw 1927
Oseola scow schooner sail  
Osprey oil screw oil screw  
Ostego schooner sail  
Otago bark sail  
Owl motor boat gas screw 1888
Oxford   sail  
Vessel Name
Rigging
Propulsion
Year Built
P.D. Patrol gas screw gas screw 1908
P15 oil screw oil screw 1942
Page schooner sail  
Palo Alto tanker   1919
Panama gas screw gas screw 1912
Panama      
Panglima oil screw oil screw 1935
Panjax gas screw gas screw 1917
Patrician ship sail 1859
Pelican oil screw oil screw 1942
Penny A oil screw oil screw 1944
Peso oil screw oil screw 1939
Petersburg brig   1837
Pilgrim gas screw gas screw 1912
Point Arena steam schooner sail & steam 1887
Polaris schooner sail 1902
Pomo schooner steam screw 1903
Poor Boy oil screw oil screw 1943
Portola oil screw oil screw 1925
Posidon gas screw gas screw 1920
Prince Alfred steamship   1852
Progress steamer oil screw 1927
Quinault      
R.D. Inman schooner sail & steam 1907
Rachel schooner sail  
Rambler gas screw gas screw 1921
Raymond gas screw gas screw 1910
Redwing gas screw gas screw 1909
Remus oil screw oil screw 1929
Reporter schooner sail 1876
Rhine Maru freighter steam screw 1922
Richfield tanker steam screw 1913
Riverside steamship steam screw 1908
Roanoke steamship steam screw 1882
Rob Roy gas screw gas screw 1911
Rochelle brig    
Roderick Dhu bark towed 1874
Rosa barge towed 1925
Rosana oil screw oil screw 1939
Rose barge towed 1926
Rowena gas screw gas screw 1939
Ruth gas screw gas screw 1920
Rydall Hall ship    
Vessel Name
Rigging
Propulsion
Year Built
Saint Paul barkentine sail & steam 1875
Saint Theresa oil screw oil screw 1929
Sal Angelo oil screw oil screw 1951
Salinas steam screw steam screw  
Samoa steamship steam screw 1898
Samson schooner sail 1890
Samuel Lewis steamship steam screw 1851
San Augustin ship sail  
San Domenico purse seiner   1935
San Gabriel steamship    
San Juan steamship steam screw 1882
San Juana gas screw gas screw 1917
San Ramon steamship steam screw  
San Vincente steam screw steam screw 1875
San Xavier gas screw gas screw 1914
Santa Barbara     1900
Santa Cruz steam screw steam screw  
Santa Lucia oil screw oil screw 1937
Santa Rita oil screw oil screw 1939
Santa Rosalia oil screw oil screw 1946
Sarah W. schooner sail  
Sausalito      
Scio Page schooner sail  
Sea Bird gas screw gas screw 1908
Sea Cloud oil screw oil screw 1944
Sea Fox gas screw gas screw 1928
Sea Grinch oil screw oil screw 1945
Sea Hag oil screw oil screw 1944
Sea King oil screw oil screw 1943
Sea King oil screw oil screw 1944
Sea Maid oil screw oil screw 1939
Sea Master oil screw oil screw 1952
Sea Nymph ship sail 1853
Sea Prince oil screw oil screw 1944
Sea Rogin oil screw oil screw 1944
Sea Trader      
Sea Witch oil screw oil screw 1944
Sea Wolf oil screw oil screw 1928
Seaco oil screw oil screw 1918
Sebastian L oil screw oil screw 1930
Sehome oil screw oil screw 1889
Selja steamship    
Selma schooner    
Selma J. oil screw oil screw 1926
Service water taxi   1924
Shamrock VI gaff rigged, topsail schooner   1930s
Shangrila oil screw oil screw 1950
Shasta steam schooner   1908
Shna Yak schooner steam screw 1907
Sierra Nevada sidewheel steamboat paddlewheel/side 1852
Signal schooner steam screw 1887
Silver Cloud schooner sail  
Silver Fox oil screw oil screw 1945
Sir John Franklin ship sail 1854
Sonoma schooner sail 1868
Southland oil screw oil screw 1930
Spencer oil screw oil screw 1937
Spy gas screw gas screw 1935
St. Mary oil screw oil screw 1947
Stanford oil screw oil screw 1928
Stanford oil screw oil screw 1944
Star of the West brig sail 1840
Steelhead oil screw oil screw 1946
Steelhead oil screw oil screw 1942
Stella Maris oil screw oil screw 1944
Sunlight oil screw oil screw 1929
Swan oil screw oil screw 1928
Vessel Name
Rigging
Propulsion
Year Built
Tagus ship    
Tamalpais schooner sail & steam 1906
Tano gas screw gas screw  
Tennessee sidewheel steamboat paddlewheel/side 1848/9
Texas Rocket oil screw oil screw 1944
Thad gas screw gas screw 1907
Thomas H. Benton brig sail  
Thomas L. Wand schooner sail & steam 1906
Three Sisters oil screw oil screw 1917
Timesend gas screw gas screw 1941
Tisa oil screw oil screw 1944
Tongawanda schooner sail  
Traveler schooner sail  
Triton schooner motor sail  
Tuna gas screw gas screw 1945
Two Brothers oil screw oil screw 1947
Valentine Alviso schooner   1866
Ventura steamer steam screw 1865
Victory gas screw gas screw 1942
Viking oil screw oil screw 1925
Virginia oil screw oil screw 1929
Virginia I oil screw oil screw 1919
Vyra gas screw gas screw 1925
W. C. F. Co. No. 2 gas screw gas screw 1922
W.H. Gawley barkentine sail 1861
W.T. Wheaton      
Wahoo oil screw oil screw 1928
Warren H. oil screw oil screw 1929
Warrior Queen ship sail 1836
Western No. 2 barge towed 1927
Western Shore ship sail 1874
Western Spirit gas screw gas screw  
Whale barge towed 1925
William Ackmann schooner sail & steam 1881
William f. Witzemann schooner sail 1887
William H. Smith ship sail 1899
Xilda gas screw gas screw 1909
YFD #20 barge towed 1942
YP 128 patrol boat    
YP 636 patrol boat    

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