Odessa

March 2, 1857

Off Stony Beach

Brig Odessa carrying herring.

"On March 2, 1857, the British brig Odessa hit the sandpit extending off Boston Light during a heavy snowstorm. The crewmen immediately took refuge at the lightouse, anticipating that the brig would break up on the shoal. Unexpectedly, increased wind velocity forced the brig over the spit, across several hundred yards of open water, and high onto Stony Beach, Hull, knocking off the keel. When the storm abated, the crew, commanded by a Captain Hilton, landed from the lighthouse to initiate salvage on Stony Beach.
The Odessa had sailed from Fortuna Bay, Newfoundland, with a cargo of herring."

Robert F. Sullivan, Shipwrecks and Nautical Lore of Boston Harbor