The Wreck of the Louis V. Place

The Wreck of the Louis V. Place (HM2GYU)

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N 40° 45.953', W 73° 1.401'

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On February 8, 1895, the Louis V. Place, a 163 foot three masted schooner, succumbed to wild
weather and freezing temperatures while transporting coal from Baltimore to New York.
The pounding snow and relentless waves immobilized the vessel, and she became a
floating iceberg. When help came, the deck of the Louis V. Place was a sheet of ice.
Members of her crew froze to death while standing in the rigging.

The ship was stranded just east of the Lone Hill Life Saving Station. Spectators came by
horse and carriage from miles away to see the wreck. Augusta Weeks, one of the four
Smith Sisters donated the burial plots and covered the expenses of the sailor's burials.

Buried here are four of the crew members who suffered terribly on that
ill-fated night at sea. May their souls rest in peace.
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Date Added Monday, May 20th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 666831 N 4514647
Decimal Degrees40.76588333, -73.02335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.953', W 73° 1.401'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 57.18" N, 73° 1' 24.06" W
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