The Gwendoline Steers Shipwreck
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The Gwendoline Steers was a steel hulled tug boat, built in 1888.
She was originally named the J. Rich Steers was re-named Melrose
then Triton and Douglas H Thorne. She was 96feet long and had a 20
On December 30, 1962 the Gwendoline was en-route from New York to
Northport, Long Island. She started to take on water and radioed the
Coast Guard. The Coast Guard then got word that her pumps were
handling the problem. Within a short time conditions at sea
worsened. Wind increased to almost 60 miles per hour and their was a
heavy sea. The Coast Guard tried to make contact with the Gwendolin
but she was never heard from again. The next day one of the
Gwendoline Steers lifeboats washed ashore. It contained the frozen
remains of one of her crew. Two other bodies washed ashore a few
The wreck was located only a few miles from port at the entrance to
Huntington Harbor. The Gwendoline Steers now sits upright and almost
completely intact. Visibility can be poor.
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