SS William Lawrence Shipwreck Site

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
SS William Lawrence Shipwreck Site
Nearest city Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Area less than one acre
Built 1899 (1899)
NRHP reference # 97000522[1]
Added to NRHP February 10, 1998

SS William Lawrence Shipwreck Site is a historic shipwreck and archaeological site located near Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina. The SS William Lawrence (1869) was built by the Atlantic Ironworks in Boston in 1869. She was ordered by the Merchants and Miners Transportation Line, whose passenger and cargo steamers had been running up and down the East Coast since 1852. The ship wrecked during an ice storm in February 1899. Some cargo was recovered from the wreck in 1990 and included: leather shoes; fabric; glassware and containers filled with medicine, pickles and preserves; toys; dolls; ornaments; artwork; and comic books.[2][3]

It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "SS WILLIAM LAWRENCE Shipwreck Site, Beaufort County (Address Restricted)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Lynn Harris (May 1995). "SS William Lawrence Shipwreck Site" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. NRHP. Retrieved 25 February 2014.