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The Francis Perkins Shipwreck  New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
Historical and current New York and New Jersey Shipwreck Information and images for scuba divers and fisherman.
 

FRANCIS PERKINS

The schooner Francis Perkins was built in Green Point NY in 1876. She was 78 feet long had a 20 foot beam and displaced 52 tons. On January 24, 1887 the vessel foundered in a heavy sea.

The remains of the Francis Perkins were found by Captain George Hoffman aboard the dive boat Sea Lion. The wreck sits in only 80 feet of water and produced some very nice artifacts. Reports indicate that a few gold coins were even found. Since George only visited this wreck in January it soon became known as the January Wreck.

 

Capt. George Hoffman with his bronze cannon from the Francis Perkins Shipwreck. Photo courtesy Capt. Dan Berg Wreck Valley Collection.

George Hoffman's brass cane handle from the Francis Perkins Shipwreck. Photo courtesy Capt. Dan Berg Wreck Valley Collection.

Bottles from the Francis Perkins Shipwreck. Photo courtesy Capt. Dan Berg Wreck Valley Collection.

Gene Peterson with a gold coin from the Francis Perkins Shipwreck. Photo courtesy Capt. Dan Berg Wreck Valley Collection.

Bell and artifacts from the Francis Perkins Shipwreck. Photo courtesy Capt. Dan Berg Wreck Valley Collection.

Brass dragon recovered by George Hoffman from the Francis Perkins Shipwreck. Photo courtesy Capt. Dan Berg Wreck Valley Collection.

George Hoffmans artifacts from the Francis Perkins Shipwreck. Photo courtesy Capt. Dan Berg Wreck Valley Collection.


 

 
   

 

 

 

 
 

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