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Photographer:K. C. (Buck) Sleuman [View profile]Title:CAROL WALESAdded:Apr 20, 2009
Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
12 August 2008 - Girard Point, Philadelphia, PA - On the pier for scrap after sinking 27 July 2008. Big Boy in background
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K. C. (Buck) Sleuman on Apr 21, 2009 22:36 (9 years ago)
I believe you are correct about the Carol Wales rolling to starboard onto Big Boy. I suspect that somebody was pulling scrap from Big Boy and opened her hull to the sea. She then took Carol Wales down with her.

I saw them the day before the sinking and both looked sound. We did have heavy weather (max. sustained winds 26.00 MPH, max. gust 40.28 MPH) that night which didnít help but I donít think it would have been enough to take them down in such a sheltered area. If it had been weather related Carol Wales would have taken the weather and gone down first.

Iíll post a shot of Carol Wales sitting on her side on top of Big Boy. (see wrecks & relics)

Thanks also for the warm welcome,
Jason Webb on Apr 21, 2009 00:31 (9 years ago)
From the look of the damage I'd say that the Carol Wales rolled to starboard onto Big Boy. So perhaps it was just unfortunate that the one sunk and took the other one with it.

Hopefully, Buck can shed some light though.
Robert Tremblay on Apr 21, 2009 00:17 (9 years ago)
Hi Buck, sad to see those two nice vessels scrapped. But the picture is great and surprising! I enjoy it a lot. And i would like to know as Jason ask, what cause them to sink?

Thanks to share, Robert08 :-(
Jason Webb on Apr 20, 2009 23:57 (9 years ago)
Hi Buck

This and the other photo of Big Boy are quite interesting.

What caused them to both sink at the same time? A natural event or foul play?

Best Regards

Matt Ruscher on Apr 20, 2009 23:55 (9 years ago)
awesome image welcome to the site
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