The Drumalis, fitted out in Marseilles, France, for three years’ voyaging and carrying a load of chalk from England to New York, went ashore on the Cape Ledges on Sunday morning in August 1901. I have been told that the Drumalis was the first iron-hulled ship to be wrecked in this vicinity, but have no way of checking that.

The cabin boy of the wrecked ship was a French lad named Maurice Hagar; he was taken into the home Maurice Nickerson of Clark’s Harbor; stayed and married in the town one of several citizens who belonged to other lands and, after shipwreck, found new homes along this shore.

The Wreckwood Chair by Evelyn Richardson

Available for purchase at the Cape Sable Historical Society

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