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Wait — what shipwreck?

a large ship in a body of water

The shipwreck that lies between Great and Little Misery is the steamer CITY OF ROCKLAND. Built in 1900, she was 274’ long and weighed 1700 tons. She had a checkered 23-year career carrying people up and down the New England coast, including groundings, a collision, and sinking at a Boston dock.

After her last grounding, in Maine, she was towed to Boston and later to the anchorage between Great and Little Misery Islands where she was deliberately set on fire. Her keel can still be seen at low tide on the beach at Little Misery.

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