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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl4129

"...I was under the necessity of cutting away the Masts, the preservation of those left on the wreck had now become some what precarious..." Master George Read describing his efforts to slow the destruction of the USS CHIPPEWA by cutting away the masts. The remnants of the wooden mast deteriorated over time, but the stout mast band survives.

Image ID: expl4129, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Turks and Caicos Island, East Caicos Island
Photo Date: 2008 November
Photographer: Donald H. Keith
Credit: The Search for Trouvadore 2008, NOAA-OER.

Category: Maritime Heritage Shipwreck/

High Resolution Photo Available

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