Thursday, January 15, 2009

Schooner Jennie R. Dubois

On February 11th, 1902, in West Mystic, Connecticut, the largest coasting schooner built outside of the Maine shipyards slid down the ways of the Holmes Shipbuilding Company. Nineteen months later the Jennie R. Dubois, sunk in a collision with the Steamship Schoenfels, was resting on the sandy bottom southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island. Once cleared as a menace to navigation, the Dubois was lost to history and her location remained unknown to local divers and historians.
You are cordially invited to attend a public presentation (by Mark Munro the diver who found the wreck) on the Jennie R. Dubois February 11th, 2009 Seven o’clock in the evening Mystic Yachting Center, Mystic Shipyard, West Mystic Connecticut. For the rest of the story CLICK HERE.

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