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Historic Shipwreck Profile: Additional Background on Vessel

Harlech Castle


Source: Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey During the year 1869, Washington Government Printing Office 1872, p.48.
Courtesy of NOAA Central Library Data Imaging Project


At the close of the season’s work in the Santa Barbara Channel, Assistant Cordell was directed to search for the unknown sunken rock upon which the British bark Harleck (sic) Castle was lost….He was successful in his search and identified the rock by the mast of the vessel showing above water.

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