PAUL PALMER (Shipwreck and Remains)

  • Vicinity: 80 ft below Massachusetts Bay, 6 m NW of Race Point, Provincetown, MA
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Vehicle
  • Vehicle Type: Boat



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1902/00/00 George F Welt Naval Architect PAUL PALMER, a 5-masted schooner, is built by George F Welt for William F Palmer in Waldoboro, Maine.
1913/06/13 William F Palmer Owner Destined for Newport News, VA the PAUL PALMER departs Rockport, Maine on Friday, June 13, 1913 under the command of Capt Howard B Allen. Also onboard are eleven crewmembers, Captain Allen's wife and a female guest.
1913/06/15 The lighthouse keeper at Highland Light observes the PAUL PALMER on fire off Race Point.
1913/06/15 Unable to quench the blaze with the PALMER's own fire pump and the assistance of a tug, the crew abandons ship and are picked up by a waiting fishing schooner. The Palmer burns to its waterline and then sinks.

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Particulars for PAUL PALMER (Shipwreck and Remains):
Cultural Affiliation African American
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Vehicle Type Boat
Area of Significance Commerce
Area of Significance Engineering
Cultural Affiliation European American
Owner Federal
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Area of Significance Maritime
Level of Significance National
Boat Type Ship
Disposition Shipwreck
Area of Significance Transportation
Sight Category Vehicle
Historic Use Water-related

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 12th April 2007

Registry Name: PAUL PALMER (Shipwreck and Remains)
Registry Address: Address Restricted
Registry Number: 07000288
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architect: Welt, George L.; Palmer, William F.
Area in Acres: 39
Contributing Sites: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Historic and non-aboriginal, Architecture, Commerce, Engineering, Maritime history, Transportation
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation: European American, African American
Significant Year: 1902, 1913
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-Function: Water-related
Current Function: Landscape, Vacant, not in use
Current Sub-Function: Underwater

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