Jennie M. Carter ~ Painted from a photo dated April 13, 1894
Salisbury Beach, like many coastal towns along the shores of Massachusetts, was the site of a tragic shipwreck. The Jennie M. Carter, a three-masted schooner en route from Rockland, ME to NY with a cargo of heavy stone encountered a nor'easter in April 1894 and became lost in violent seas. After losing a rudder and foretop mast in Ipswich, it forged on before running aground a few days later in Salisbury.
The Carter was built in Newton, MD in 1874. She had a gross tonnage of 296.22, length of 130', breadth of 35' and depth of 10'.