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Schooner Bessie A. White – Hide & Seek Beneath the Sands of Fire Island

Last Wednesday, we posted about the wreck of a wooden ship uncovered by Superstorm Sandy beneath the dunes of Fire Island, east of Davis Park.  The remains are thought to be the Bessie A. White, more than 90 years old, said Paula Valentine, public affairs specialist for … Continue reading

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Superstorm Sandy Reveals Shipwrecks and Shuts Down the Statue of Liberty

When Superstorm Sandy came ashore roughly two weeks ago, she uncovered at least two shipwrecks.  On Fire Island, New York, the storm washed away dunes east of Davis Park revealing the remains of a wooden ship believed to be a post-Civil War cargo … Continue reading

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Update 2: Le Papillon, the Sands of Fire Island and the Backhoe

An update to a story that we have been following. The 50′ schooner Le Papillon came ashore on a beach  on Fire Island, northeast of New York harbor, at the beginning of April.   Just as it looked like the schooner would be … Continue reading

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Update: Le Papillon and the Sands of Fire Island

Not quite three weeks ago the 50′ steel pinky schooner Le Papillon came ashore on Fire Island, a barrier island off Long Island, northeast of the entrance to New York harbor.  Will van Dorp at the Tugster blog has taken some amazing … Continue reading

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The Sands of Fire Island – Le Papillon and Gluckauf

Fire Island is a thirty mile long barrier island on the south shore of Long Island, east of the entrance of New York harbor.   Last week, Le Papillon, a 50′ steel pinky schooner, went ashore on the beach on Fire … Continue reading

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