Shipwreck of the Faithful Steward

Shipwreck of the Faithful Steward (HM21MW)

Location: Millsboro, DE 19966 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 37.668', W 75° 4.061'

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The Faithful Steward, bound from Londonderry Ireland to Philadelphia, ran aground on a shoal September 1, 1785 with 249 passengers aboard. Stormy weather drove the vessel toward shore where it became stranded in 4 fathoms (24 feet) of water within 100 yards of the shoreline. Strong winds capsized the ship and 181 passengers, including 93 women and children, perished. Looters soon arrived, carried off trunks of personal cargo, and picked the pockets of the deceased. The ship carried 400 barrels of British copper halfpennies and rose gold guineas. The coins redeposit along the shore after strong storms, giving rise to the name, Coin Beach.
HM NumberHM21MW
Year Placed2017
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 494108 N 4275476
Decimal Degrees38.62780000, -75.06768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 37.668', W 75° 4.061'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 37' 40.08" N, 75° 4' 3.66" W
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Area Code(s)302
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Savages Ditch Rd, Millsboro DE 19966, US
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