Friday, March 6, 2009

Joffre (schooner) located

Reputedly a sister ship of the L. A. Dunton, the Joffre has been discovered off the coast of Gloucester. Like the Dunton, the Joffre was designed by renowned naval architect Thomas F. McManus, and built at the Arthur D. Story of Essex, MA. Unlike the Dunton her career ended when her engine caught fire as she was returning to Gloucester, MA on the evening of 9 August 1947 and She subsequently sunk. For more information...

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