The Wreck of the Crissie Wright
On January 11, 1886, the three-masted schooner Crissie Wright, grounded and sank on Shackleford Banks near Diamond City in the midst of a powerful blizzard. Six of her seven man crew froze to death in the rigging. The model above was built by Jim Goodwin and is the most precise example of the doomed ship that we have today. We have located several targets which could be this wreck and the search will continue in April 2010.
SIDCO's flagship Fortress, joins the search this winter after being refit with a new engine, DGPS navigations systems, an onboard computer and the Schonstedt GAU-30 Magnetometer/ Applied Microvideo underwater camera package.
The Official Shipping Record
This document was compiled for every ship in existence and gives a wealth of information about Crissie Wright including her date of construction and the fact that her fasteners were galvanized iron.
The Crissie Wright
Children played - picking up twigs and sticks,
The day of the eleventh was sunny and mild,
Excited voices told the news,
As winds blew, the temperature dropped,
Written by Benji Taylor, Harkers Island, NC