She's a Wreck
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NH SHipwreckStrawbery Banke Presents

Shipwrecks along the brief New Hampshire shore were common in the age of sail. As late as November 1898 the Iva Bell fell against the rocks in a storm just off Odiorne Point in Rye. A lifesaving team removed the crew and sent a tugboat out for the two-masted schooner from Belfast, Maine. But the attempt failed in a violent gale and the ship was lost as the waves drove it relentlessly against the ledge.


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Shipwreck at Odiorne

SEE: Rye Life Savers

Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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