Scalloper stranding draws crowd, ice-coated ship appeared as a broken toy of the elements to the spectators

The Cape Cod Canal had become the preferred route for mariners, but the occasional wreck still occurred, such as the New Bedford-based scalloper Cape Ann’s demise just north of Nauset Light at 3 a.m. on March 6, 1948.,, The 82-foot vessel, carrying a load of scallops valued between $4,000 and $5,000, was returning from a ten-day fishing trip on George’s Bank. The temperature was hovering just above zero and winds were approaching gale force when the first mate mistook Nauset Light for the Pollock Light Ship. more, >click to read< 14:24

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