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Vizcaya

W - 90 Ft

The sinking of the Vizcaya was truly a maritime tragedy. The coal schooner Cornelius Hargraves was apparently under full sail at night with no running lights when it struck the Vizcaya, almost cutting the steamer in half. The Hargrave's bowsprit then raked across the Vizcaya's deck, demolishing the lifeboats and everything else in its path. The Vizcaya sank in minutes, and soon afterward the Hargraves settled to the bottom nearby.

Survivors of the Cornelius Hargraves picked up several from the Vizcaya in their lifeboat, while a few survived by clinging to the protruding mast tops or were picked up by passing ships. None of the women and children aboard the Vizcaya survived.

Today, the Vizcaya is a large low debris field, the highest points being the boilers and engine. It occasionally produces artifacts and is known as a good lobster wreck. 

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